Is the wearing of the lungi Sunnah?
Or is it an indian/eastern tradition?
Is there anything in the Hadith that indicates towards the Izar being similar to the Lungi?
The word that is used to refer to the lower garment of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) is: ‘Al-Izar’ (الإزار) which translates as a ‘loin-cloth’ or a ‘wrap’.
This is exactly what the lungi is. The only difference is that some people sow the ends of the lungi (lower wrap) and others don’t, like was the norm in the Prophetic era.
The Arabic word for trouser/pants is: ‘As-Sarawil’ (السراويل)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.