The length of the Kurta and lungi of Hazrat Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Q: How did Sahaba/Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) use a long kurtha/and lungi whilst riding a horse etc?


A: The kurta worn by Hadhrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and Sahaaba reached slightly below the knee and the lungi they used to wear reached approximately half the shin. It is not quite difficult to understand how they rode horses while wearing kurtas and lungis of this length. The lungi worn in those days were not sewn as it is nowadays. Hence, it was easy for them while riding to spread their legs apart while the kurta was slightly lifted.  

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

قال مسدد : وحدثنا بجيى ، عن موسى بن ثروان , عن أبي المتوكل أنه رأى ابن عمر وإزاره إلى نصف ساقه ، وقميصه فوق ذلك ، ورداؤه فوق القميص. (اتحاف الخيرة المهرة رقم 4050)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)