Can fine clothing fulfill the sunna?  

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I am assuming that the garment that the Prophet of Allah wore was simple. Now a days we see garments being worn that look like kurtah’s or thowb’s, but are of very fine materials such as denim and are in many different fashions. Can this be considered the Sunnah?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) wore very simple garments and also wore lavish garments—whatever was easy, and what befit his situation.

Imam Sarakhsi (Allah have mercy on him) explained that the sunna is to wear normal clothes that are suitable to one’s situation most of the time. Sometimes, it is best to wear worn-out or old clothing, to remember the blessing of clothing and the plight of those in need. Sometimes—such as on special days or circumstances, when visiting others, etc—one should wear one’s best clothes, to thank Allah and manifest His bounties upon one. [Sarakhsi, Kitab al-Kasb]

And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz Rabbani

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