What clothes did Muhammad wear

The briefly summarized rules regarding men's clothing

Praise be to Allah ..

This is a brief summary of the rules regarding men's clothing. We ask Allah - Exalted is He - that this text is sufficient and useful.

1. The basis of all clothing that one puts on is that it is permitted, except where there is a text (from the Qur'an and the Sunnah) that indicates the prohibition, such as silk for men. This is based on the prophet's statement - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him -:

"These two (silk and gold) are forbidden for the men of my community (Ummah) and allowed for the women."

[Narrated by Ibn Maja (3640) and classified as authentic by Al-Albani in "Saheeh Ibn Majah"]

Furthermore, it is not allowed to wear the hide of the dead (totem), except what has been tanned. As for the clothes made of cotton, hair and wool, they are pure and permissible.

For more information on the judgment of the deceased's fur after it has been tanned, see (1695) and (9022).

2. It is not allowed to wear see-through clothing that does not cover the 'aura.

3. It is forbidden (haram) to imitate people of idolatry and disbelief in terms of clothing and so it is not allowed to wear clothing that is specifically worn by non-Muslims (kuffar).

'Abdullah bin' Amr Al-'Aas reported the following: The Messenger of Allah - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - saw that 'Ali was wearing two saffron colored (reddish / orange) clothes / robes and said: “Verily, this is the clothes of the unbelievers (kuffar), don't wear it! "

[Narrated by Muslim (2077)]

4. It is forbidden (haram) that women imitate men and men imitate women in the way they wear clothes. "The Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men."

[Narrated by Al-Bukhari (5546)]

5. It is part of the Sunnah to start with the right side when putting on clothes and say “Bismillah” (in the name of Allah). And when you take off, you start with the left side.

Abu Huraira - may Allaah be pleased with him - reported that the Messenger of Allaah - peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him - said: "When you put on your clothes and do the ablution (wudhu), then begin with your rights."

[Narrated by Abu Dawud (4141) and by Shaikh Al-Albani as authentic classified in "Sahih Al-Jami '" (787)]

6. It is desired and a Sunnah that the one who wears new clothes should give thanks to Allah and be mighty and pray supplication.

Abu Sa'id -may Allah be pleased with him- reported: “The Messenger of Allah - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - used to name, for example, a turban, shirt or top and when he wore new clothes then to say: “O Allah, your praise is, you have clothed me with it. I ask you for its good and the good for which it was made, and I seek refuge with you from its evil and the evil for which it was made. ""

[Narrated by At-Tirmidhi (1767) and Abu Dawud (4020). Classified as authentic by Shaykh Al-Albani in "Sahih Al-Jami '" (4664).]

7. It is part of the Sunnah to pay attention to the cleanliness of clothes without being arrogant or overdoing it.

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud - may Allaah be pleased with him - reported about the Prophet - peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him - that he said: "Whoever has a little arrogance in his heart will not enter paradise. "A man then said:" Verily, the man (but) loves that his clothes and sandals are beautiful. "

He (the Prophet) then said, “Verily, Allah is beautiful and He loves the beautiful. Arrogance (however) is the arrogant rejection / denial of the truth and the contempt / contempt of people. "

[Narrated by Muslim (91)]

8. Desirability to wear white clothing.

Ibn 'Abbas - may Allaah be pleased with both - reported that the Messenger of Allaah - peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him - said: “Wear white clothes, because it is one of your best clothes and wraps your dead in them (in white shrouds) . "

[Narrated from At-Tirmidhi (994) and he said, (He, the hadith, is) good and authentic and this is what the people of knowledge consider desirable. And (narrated) from Abu Dawud (4061) and Ibn Majah (1472)]

9. It is forbidden for the Muslim to hang clothes below the ankles (Isbal) (haram) and this refers to any form of clothing that he wears. So the limit of clothing is down to the ankle.

Abu Huraira - may Allah be pleased with him - reported about the Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - that he said: "What is of the loincloth (izar / undergarment) below the two ankles is in (hell) fire."

[Narrated by Al-Bukhari (5450)]

And Abu Dharr - may Allah be pleased with him - reported on the Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - that he said: “(There are) three persons with whom Allah will neither speak, look at nor purify on the Day of Resurrection (purify), and a painful punishment is destined for them: "
He (Abu Dharr) said: "The Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - repeated this three times."

Abu Dharr then said, “You have failed and lost (lost). Who are they, O Messenger of Allah? "

He (the Prophet) said: "Al-Musbil (the one who does Isbal, that is, wears / lets his clothes hang below the (foot) ankles), Al-Mannan (the one who constantly reminds others of the favor he has shown) , and the one who sells his goods by taking false oaths. "
[Narrated by Muslim (106)]

10. It is forbidden to wear (haram) clothing of fame (of reputation) and to put on that with which he distinguishes himself from others and is thereby recognized and known.

Ibn 'Umar - may Allah be pleased with both - reported that the Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - said: "Whoever wears the clothes of celebrity, Allah will put the same dress on him on the Last Day."

And in one tradition it says with the following addition: "and then ignites / flames (with this clothing) the fire."

And in another tradition it says: "The clothes of humiliation."

[Narrated by Abu Dawud (4029) and Ibn Majah (3606) and (3607). And the hadith of Shaykh Al-Albani classified as good in "Saheeh At-Targhib" (2089)]

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And Allah knows best.