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Handling Clothing With the Name of Allah and His Prophets

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Question: I sometimes see t-shirts with the names of the Prophets’ on them, either in English or in Arabic. Is there any adab to observe should one wear such clothing, e.g. should one avoid wearing them to the washroom, etc? Thank you.

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

It is permissible to wear shirts with the name of Allah or or His prophets (peace and blessings be upon them) on them, yet one must have proper etiquette (adab). The person must prevent anything filthy from touching the blessed names. Also, he should not wear such clothing in the toilet area or while relieving himself, as that is disliked.

Also, such clothing should not be thrown on the floor, stepped on or disrespectfully tossed, but rather neatly placed in its proper place.

Allah Most High states, “Whoever venerates the symbols of Allah, that is indeed from the piety of hearts” (22:32).

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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