Thursday, April 9, 2009

IN PROGRESS: WHAT IS FARD FOR A MUSLIM MAN'S CLOTHES TO COVER?

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)."
*clothing/covering

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

6 comments:

Chica said...

yay!!! I have been waiting for your next post!!!

jazakallah sister, keep up the good work!

I did a blog recently about mens hijab based on an experience a fellow sister had wth a potential marriage partner... double standards and hypocrites... i might link this to my blog if that is ok?

S said...

Now what I don't understand is why being topless is acceptable hijab for men? The bare minimum photo you've shown is hardly modest now is it? You can still see his muscular chest and arms.

Intisar said...

Chica: of course
S: The post isn't finished. This is what has to be covered by men at all times out of the home, obviously men and women have different parts that are obvious items of attraction, but the Prophet S.A.W said that covering more is required when a man can afford more fabric. This way of dressing is for a poor not one with means. It means that even a poor man has a way of covering himself. But don't worry, I'll get there inshaAllah.

The DP said...

salam alaikoum!
I love this! Macha Allah. Can I link to your site?
Also can I request a post on tight jeans? :)

Lisa said...

Assalaam Alium Intisar,

I really love this blog dear. Mashallah the pictures are so good and the material is so educational. I wonder if any guys are getting good wardrobe ideas from this? :) Love you lots~!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Intisar,
I like this blog and the other one you do with Pixie and Aalia. I was wondering if you could send me an invite to view your other blogs. subculturistic@yahoo.com