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Book Three: The Book of Dress
سﺎﺒﻠﻟا بﺎﺘآ
Chapter 117
ﺾﻴﺑﻷا بﻮﺜﻟا بﺎﺒﺤﺘﺳا بﺎﺑ
Excellence of wearing white clothes and the permissibility of wearing red,
green, yellow and black clothes made from Cotton, Linen but not Silk
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"O Children of ¢dam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts)
and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better.'' (7:26)
"And (Allah) has made for you garments to protect you from the heat (and cold), and coats of mail to protect
you from your (mutual) violence.''
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﱠنأ ﺎﻤُﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر سﺎﱠﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
ضﺎَﻴَﺒﻟا ُﻢُﻜِﺑﺎَﻴِﺛ ْﻦِﻣ اﻮُﺴَﺒْﻟ
ْﻢُآﺎَﺗْﻮَﻣ ﺎﻬﻴِﻓ اﻮُﻨﱢﻔَآَو ، ْﻢُﻜِﺑﺎﻴِﺛ ِﺮْﻴَﺧ ﻦِﻣ ﺎَﻬﱠﻧِﺈَﻓ ،
لﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟاو ، دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
ﺢﻴﺤﺻ ﻦﺴﺣ ﺚﻳﺪﺣ
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying,
"Put on
white clothes because they are the best; and use them for shrouding your dead.''
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر َةَﺮُﻤَﺳ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َل
ﺎﻬﻧِﺈَﻓ ، َ
ضﺎَﻴَﺒﻟا اﻮُﺴَﺒْﻟا
ْﻢُآﺎَﺗْﻮَﻣ ﺎﻬﻴِﻓ اﻮُﻨﱢﻔَآو ، ُﺐﻴَﻃَأو ُﺮﻬْﻃَأ
لﺎﻗو ﻢآﺎﺤﻟاو ، ﻰﺋﺎﺴﻨﻟا ُﻩاور
ﺢﻴﺤﺻ ﺚﻳﺪﺣ
Samurah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
'Wear white clothes
because they are the purest and they are closest to modesty; and shroud the dead in it.''
[An-Nasa'i and Al-Hakim].
Both these Ahadith tell us that white clothes are fine and likeable and are especially recommended
on Fridays and on all other occasions except on `Eid days where new clothes, if any, are recommended. The purity
and beauty of this colour befits the dignity and honour of man.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ِءاﺮﺒﻟا ﻦﻋو
ِﺔﱠﻠُﺣ ﻲﻓ ُﻪُﺘْﻳَأَر ْﺪَﻘَﻟَو ًﺎﻋﻮُﺑْﺮَﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر َنﺎآ
ُﻪْﻨِﻣ َﻦَﺴْﺣَأ ﱡﻂَﻗ ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ُﺖْﻳَأر ﺎﻣ َءاﺮْﻤﺣ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﱠﺘﻣ
Bara' (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was of medium stature. I saw
him wearing a red mantle. I have never seen anything more graceful than that.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
On the basis of this Hadith, some argue that red dress is also allowed to men. Imam An-Nawawi
seems to hold the same view. However, many `Ulama' believe that the dress of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was not
all red but had red stripes. They, therefore, maintain that the red clothes which women wear are not permissible to
men. Some `Ulama' think that a ruling on this issue will be on condition of space and time. If at some place
disbelievers or women are fond of this colour, it will be banned for Muslim men because of its relevance to disbelief
and womanishness. Yet, it will be allowed to Muslim men in a contrary situation. Opinions also exist that the indoor
wear of red clothes is permissible to men but forbidden in public. To sum up, the red-coloured dress is not itself a
taboo with regard to men. A ruling on it will be conditional in accordance with the situation. For example, in the
Eastern society the red-coloured dress is usually worn by women and is peculiar to brides on the occasion of
wedding. Men are, therefore, banned to wear it. Allah Alone has the true knowledge.
َﺔَﻔْﻴَﺤُﺟ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
لﺎﻗ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑ ِﺐْهو
َﻮُهَو َﺔﱠﻜَﻤﺑ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ُﺖْﻳَأَر
ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻰﺒﻨﻟا َجَﺮَﺨَﻓ ، ٍﻞِﺋﺎَﻧو ٍﺢِﺿﺎَﻧ ْﻦِﻤَﻓ ، ِﻪِﺋﻮﺿَﻮِﺑ ٌلﻼِﺑ َجَﺮَﺨَﻓ ٍمَدَأ ْﻦِﻣ َءاﺮْﻤﺣ ُﻪَﻟ ٍﺔﱠﺒُﻗ ﻲﻓ ِﺢَﻄْﺑَﻷﺎِﺑ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا