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Chapter 121
سﺎﺒﻠﻟا ﻲﻓ ﻂﺳﻮﺘﻟا بﺎﺒﺤﺘﺳا بﺎﺑ
Excellence of Adopting Moderation in Dress
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ِﻩﱢﺪﺟ ْﻦَﻋ ﻪﻴﺑَأ ﻦﻋ ٍﺐﻴْﻌُﺷ ﻦﺑ وﺮﻤﻋ ﻦﻋ
ﻮُﺳر َلﺎﻗ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُل
ﻩﺪْﺒﻋ ﻰﻠَﻋ ِﻪِﺘَﻤْﻌِﻧ ُﺮَﺛَأ ىﺮُﻳ ْنَأ ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا نِإ
لﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ُﻩاور
ﻦﺴﺣ ٌﺚﻳﺪﺣ
`Amr bin Shu`aib on the authority of his father and grandfather reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Allah loves to see the sign of His Bounties on his slave.''
A simple dress is commendable if one wears it as a gesture of humility wining Allah's Pleasure. Yet,
to zealously pursue the goal of goodness, to extend a helping hand to the indigent and the needy, to behave
favourably towards one's relatives and to wear a fine dress as a manifestation of Allah's Favours are equally good
acts of high merit. A fine dress is not impeachable in itself but it becomes so, if worn with an air of arrogance and
self-importance. On the other hand, an expression of Divine bounty makes it praiseworthy. In other words, it is the
intention which makes an act good or bad. Alongside the practice of the example of Messenger of Allah (PBUH),
the sincerity of action and making right intention, therefore, become indispensable.