Thursday, April 9, 2009


Cover in Righteousness

The Noble Qur'an Al-A'raaf 7:26: "O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment* upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better. Such are among the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, that they may remember (i.e. leave falsehood and follow truth)."

To cover one's privates parts is commandment from Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala, in order to receive His blessings, and mercy. The ayat in Al-A'raaf states that clothing is a gift from Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala, that the purpose of these garments can be to make one's self beautiful or to make one's self righteous (and that the garment of righteousness is better). Clothing, we also know from ayat 7:26, is one of the signs (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.) of Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala, and that wearing proper clothing is a sign or remembrance and obedience of Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala.
Brothers, this is the BARE MINIMUM of what is required of you in terms of physical clothing.

What is fard (obligatory) for a Muslim man to cover/wear for him to have his prayer accepted by Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala and to be thus recognized as a believing man is he must cover himself with loose non-see-through clothes from umbilicus of his abdomen to his knees. That means that...
...this is not hijab (cuz we see your smokin' hot abbs and your belly button darlin').... ...and this is not hijab. I know, I know, it is a soccer uniform but the Prophet Mohammed said that the thigh is awrah (what must be covered). Reported Muhammad Jahsh, "The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, passed by Ma'mar while his thighs were uncovered. He said, to him, 'O Ma'mar, cover your thighs, for they are (part of the) 'aurah." This is related by Ahmad, al-Hakim and al-Bukhari in Tareekh and in mu'allaq form in his Sahih.

Reported Jurhad, "The Messenger of Allah passed by me when the cloak I was wearing did not cover my thigh. He said, 'Cover your thigh, for it (is part of the) 'aurah." This is related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi, who called it hassan, and by al-Bukhari in mu'allaq form in the Sahih

Friday, February 20, 2009

Street Stylings: a maroon dishdasha

How to wear it: keep the stylish cords hemmed from dragging on the ground (to follow the sunnah) and keep those tight tees that show your hot abbs INSIDE the more modest dishdasha and make it easier for your sisters to lower their gazes. Some stylish shoes, shades, and touq in a courdinating shade keep the look young. Layer a cool beat up leather jackey over the dishdasha and pull the hoodie out in the colder months to keep the chill off.
Maroon Linen Morrocan Dishdasha from for $49,95 GBP

Purpose of this Blog: teaching brothers about THEIR hijab

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم ,
The greatest inequality perceived by non-muslims in regards to Muslim men and women is that the women in Islam are all covered up and limited in how they may speak and act in public, while the Muslim men may dress as they wish, and act as they choose. A family might condemn a sister or a daughter for participating in premaritial sex but it is dismissed with a coy smile between brothers, and a shrug from the family. The general attitude "boys will be boys" prevails. A man may wear right fitting clothes in public while he lectures a woman about her lack of a headscarf. A`uthu billah! This is not Islam.

Fornication outside of marriage is punishable with public flogging for men or for women in Islam and to engage in premaritial sex and to pursue the young innocence of women and girls without intention of marriage through flirtations and a waste of their time and energy is a terrible sin. There are no girlfriends/boyfriends in Islam, and I am sick of a Mexican-English student in my city coming up to me to ask me questions about Islam and then she stops because her Arab/supposedly Muslim boyfriend dumps her, and what kind of example of our "shining, perfect" religion was that tool? Hmmm?! This sick sick "Muslim man" is NOTHING like the example of this brother:

There was a Brother in Glasgow (United Kingdom) who became ill and was hospitalized. He was admitted for three days and on the fourth day the attendant nurse said, "Marry me".
He [the brother in Glasgow] asked, "Why? I am a Muslim, you and I cannot become companions---Muslim men don't date." She said, "I will become Muslim". "What's the reason?" it was asked. She said, "In all my time that I have served in hospitals, except you, I have never seen a man lower his gaze in front of a woman. In my life you are the first person who lowers his gaze when seeing a woman. I come, and you close your eyes. Such great modesty can be taught by none other than a true religion."

The protection of one's gaze entered Islam in her. Lowering one's gaze is so much a part of a man's hijab that the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa-sallam used to use his own hand to lower a brother's gaze if he was staring at a beautiful woman. Brothers, you should be doing this to eachother and be the example that brother in Glasgow was. That woman he treated with the respect Islam says EVERY woman deserves (not just the Muslimahs) testified to the Oneness of Allah and became a Muslim. They both got married. By now, the same woman was and is the means of bringing so many other girls and women into Islam. Alhamdulilah!
Also, in regards to hijab, men have a clothing requirement from hijab as well, only it differs in which parts of the body they have to cover. O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment* upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better. Such are among the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, that they may remember (i.e. leave falsehood and follow truth). (The Noble Qur'an Al-A'raaf 7:26). If you are in a speedo and your wife is in niqab, you don't deserve your wife and you are also committing a sin. The parts of your body that are awra and have to covered with clothing are: from umbilicus (belly button) of one's abdomen to one's knees, and it is better that both his shoulder should be covered, and no trace of the garment should trail on the ground. Also forbidden to wear is the wearing of gold, silk, or the colour red or purple (this is for men only). The sunnah of what should covered is the wearing of the izar (loin-wrap), thawb (long cloth), `imama (turban), jubba (coat or mantle), sirwal (baggy pants), and not wearing the colour yellow, as this was the Prophet's salla Allahu alaihi wa-sallam Sunnah of dress. There is no such thing as an unimportant or unnecessary Sunnah. Also, to dress in other than the sunnah is to dress in the way of the disbelievers. The Prophet said on the authority of Ibn `Umar: "Whoso resembles a people in appearance, he is one of them." [Narrated by Abu Dawud (Libas) and Ahmad (2:50, 2:92) with a chain which has some weakness according to Sakhawi in al- Maqasid al-hasana, however he states that its authenticity is verified by other narrations. Also narrated by Ibn Abi Shayba in his Musannaf (5:313), Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari 10:274 [Dar al-Fikr ed.], and Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir (8:53). `Iraqi said its chain is sound (sahih). al-Bazzar also relates it through Hudhayfa and Abu Hurayra, Abu Nu`aym through Anas, and al-Quda`i relates it through Tawus, a chain which Ibn Hibban declared sahih. Ibn Taymiyya in his Iqtida' al-siratal- mustaqim (p. 82) calls Abu Dawud's and Ahmad's chain "a good chain."] For those who wish to rememble the believers, this blog is for you and here is a quick list of how it is best for you to dress and maintain yourself before I do the other posts I have planned: always cover your awra (for men, this is the distance between the knees and bellybutton, including both the knees and bellybutton being covered)---cover more when able, such as the arms for modesty, wear your best available clothes for prayer,
do not resemble the disbelievers attire, keep your clothes clean, do not wear bright, flashy colors, wear white when able to for prayer, do not wear images of people, animals, or insects on your clothes, hem your pants short so that they do not drag on the ground, do not tuck your shirt in your pants, but instead have a thawb that covers the knees, or wear an izar, etc, cover your hair for prayer when able, do not shave off your beard, for it is part of your required hijab, and do not wear gold or silk.