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which will benefit for us and will not harm you.'' He said: "Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sent a detachment. When
they returned, one of them came to the assemblage in which Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was present and said to his
neighbour during the conversation: `I wish you had seen us when we encountered the enemy. So-and-so (a believer)
took up his spear, struck and said: Take this from me and I am the Ghifari boy. Now what do you think of this?' The
neighbour said: `I think that he lost his reward because of boasting.' He said: `I see no harm in it.' They began to
exchange arguments till Messenger of Allah (PBUH) heard them and said,
`Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from every
. He would be rewarded (in the Hereafter) and praised (in this world)'. I noticed that Abud-Darda'
(May Allah be pleased with him) felt a great pleasure at this remark and, raising his head began to repeat: "Have you
heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say this!'' Ibn Al-Hanzaliyyah (May Allah be pleased with him) continued
responding till I asked Abud-Darda' (May Allah be pleased with him) not to annoy him.
Ibn Al-Hanzaliyyah (May Allah be pleased with him) happened to pass by us another day and Abud-Darda' said to
him: "Tell us something which will benefit us and will not harm you.'' He said: "The Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
told us,
`He who spends to purchase a horse (for Jihad) is like one who extends his hand for spending out of charity
without withholding it.'''
He passed by us another day and Abud-Darda' (May Allah be pleased with him) said to him: "Tell us something
which might benefit us, and will not harm you.'' He said: "The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) once said,
`Khuraim Al-
Usaidi is an excellent man were it not of his long hair and his lower garment which is hanging down.'
Khuraim heard about what the Prophet had said about him, he trimmed his long hair up to his ears with a knife and
raised his lower garment half way on his shanks.''
On another occasion he passed by us and Abud-Darda' (May Allah be pleased with him) said to him: "Tell us
something that will benefit us and will not harm you.'' He said that he heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say, while
coming back from an expedition:
"You are returning to your brothers, so set your saddles and clothes in order so that
you look tidy and graceful. Allah hates untidiness.''
[Abu Dawud].
This Hadith talks about six points. First, a war cry expressive of one's chivalrous deeds and designed
to intimidate the enemy is permissible. Second, it is not an impeachable act and will be rewarded by Allah if it is
done with a good intention. Third, hair should be grown either up to the earlobes or up to the neck-end as was the
Prophet's practice. The Prophet (PBUH) disapproved the long hair upon the shoulders. Fourth, on return from a
journey, a man is advised to clean up his appearance and dust-covered clothes; due to the fatigue and dust of
journey, he may appear untidy and out of shape. With his ruffled hair and run-down face, whether intentional or
unintentional, he will perhaps give a depressive impression to his wife and children and other family members to the
displeasure of Allah. Fifth, we may sympathetically allude to the minor shortcomings of a person in his absence for
the sake of his moral uplifting. This will not be considered as backbiting. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) talked about
Khuraim Al-Usaidi (May Allah be pleased with him) in the same spirit. Sixth, indecency which means something
ugly and disgraceful is taken here in an untidy and dishevelled sense which is against aesthetic principles.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﱢيِرْﺪﺨﻟا ٍﺪﻴﻌﺳ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َلﺎَﻗ
ﻰﻟِإ ِﻢِﻠﺴُﻤﻟا ُةَرزإ
ْﻴَﺑ ﺎﻤﻴﻓ َحﺎَﻨُﺟ ﻻ ْوَأ َجَﺮَﺣ َﻻَو ، ِقﺎﱠﺴﻟا ِﻒْﺼﻧ
، ِرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻲﻓ ُﻮَﻬَﻓ ِﻦﻴَﺒْﻌﻜﻟا َﻦﻣ َﻞَﻔْﺳَأ َنﺎآ ﺎَﻤَﻓ ، ِﻦْﻴَﺒْﻌَﻜﻟا َﻦْﻴَﺑَو ُﻪَﻨ
ِﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺮﻈْﻨَﻳ ْﻢَﻟ ًاﺮَﻄَﺑ ُﻩرازِإ ﱠﺮَﺟ ْﻦَﻣو
ﺢﻴﺤﺻ ٍدﺎﻨﺳِﺈﺑ دواد ﻮُﺑَأ ُﻩاور
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"The lower
garment of a believer should be half way below the knees. He is guilty of no sin if they are up to the ankles. That
which is below the ankles is in the Fire (of Hell). Allah will not look at one who allows his lower garment to trail out
of vanity.
[Abu Dawud].
This Hadith says that a garment like trousers, pajamas, etc., should, properly speaking, go down up
to the middle of the shanks. However, it is permissible to lower it up to the ankles which should remain uncovered.
This commandment is for men alone. On the contrary, women are required to cover not only their ankles but also
their feet, particularly when they go out.
لﺎﻗ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﺮﻤﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
ْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮُﺳر ﻰﻠَﻋ ُتْرَﺮَﻣ
يرازِإ ﻲﻓَو ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪ
َلﺎَﻘَﻓ :
َكَرازِإ ْﻊَﻓْرا ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﺪْﺒَﻋ ﺎﻳ
َلﺎَﻗ ﱠﻢُﺛ ُﻪﺘﻌﻓﺮَﻓ
ُﺪْﻌَﺑ ﺎهاﱠﺮﺤَﺗَأ ُﺖْﻟِز ﺎَﻤَﻓ ، ُتْدِﺰَﻓ
ِمْﻮُﻘﻟا ﺾْﻌَﺑ
َلﺎَﻘَﻓ ؟ َﻦْﻳَأ ﻰﻟِإ
ِﻦْﻴَﻗﺎﱠﺴﻟا فﺎﺼْﻧَأ ﻰﻟِإ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: My lower garment was trailing as I passed by
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) so he said,
"Raise your lower garment, Abdullah.''
I lifted it up and he told me to raise
it higher. I complied with his orders and as I was still trying to find the best place (for it), one of the people asked