Category: Islamic Attire

Abu Hurayrah (R) says, “When the Mesenger of Allah (S) put on a shirt, He (S) began with the right side .”


It is related by Abu Musa Ash’ari (R) that the Prophet (S) said: “Gold and clothes of silk are allowed for the women of the community of my followers and forbidden for men.”


Abdullah ibn Abbas (R) states that the Messenger of Allah (S) cursed men who exhibit a likeness with women (in dress, manners, behavior etc.) and women who exhibit a likeness with men.


Dihyah ibn Khalifah reports that once some Qubti sheets came to the Prophet (S) (as a gift), he gave one to me, saying: “Divide it into two parts. Use one part for making a shirt for yourself, and give the other to your wife to use as head covering.” Then, as I was about to leave, he (S) added: “Tell your wife to apply another piece of cloth under it (to serve as a lining) so that her hair and body are not visible (to others).”

[Abu Dawood]

Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R) narrates: “Once my sister (Asma), went to the Messenger of Allah (S) wearing a thin dres upon which he turned his face away from her and said: ‘O Asma! When a woman attains puberty, it is not proper for any part of her body to be visible except the face and hands.’”

[Abu Dawood]

Once the niece of Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R), Hafsa, the daughter of Abdul al-Rahman in Abu Bakr, came to her wearing a very thin covering for her head. Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R) took it off and tore it and gave her another sheet, of a thicker fiber, to use.

[Muwatta Imam Maalik]