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HIS JOB REQUIRE TO WEAR PAINT AND SHIRT OR SUIT.BUT HE REFUSE TO DO SO AND HE IS SUFFERING

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RESPECTED BROTHER BURHAN SAHEB.ASALAMALEIKUM WARAHAMATULLAH E

WABARAKATUHU.

 

I HAVE 3 DEAREST BROTHERS WHO ARE ACTIVE IN TABLEEGI JAMAAT.ONE OF THEM IS IN MIDDLE EAST.HIS JOB REQUIRE TO WEAR PAINT AND SHIRT OR SUIT.BUT HE REFUSE TO DO SO AND HE IS SUFFERING..HE IS SUFFERING SINCE OVER 20 YEARS...HE HAVE A FAMILY AND

5 CHILDREN..

NOT ONLY HE IS NOT WEARING PAINT SHIRT OR SUIT BUT HE IS CRITISIZING  EVERY ONE WHO IS DRESSED IN PAINT AND SHIRT...

CAN YOU HELP US AND EXPLAIN IN THE LIGHT OF HOLLY QURAAN AND SUNNAH...

I WILL BE THANK FULL TO YOU,AS THIS IS A IMPORTNAT MATTER.

YOUR WELL WISHER AND BROTHER IN DEEN.

 

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Wearing pant and shirt

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 26:O ye children of Adam! We have bestowed libas (clothing) upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you, but the libas (clothing) of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah that they may receive admonition!

 

There is no particular Islamic uniform prescribed for either the believing men or the believing woman in Islam; any clothing which is suitable and does not fall in any of the categories listed below will be deemed absolutely legal and appropriate for the believers.

 

1. The satr of the person (man or woman) must be covered.

The literal meaning of the Arabic word satr is something that is hidden, or something which should be hidden.

 


When used in the Islamic context, satr means the parts of the human body which are obligatory on the believers to be hidden from everyone else, except his/her partner in marriage.

 

For the believing males, the satr are the parts of the body between the navel and the knees inclusive. These parts of the body of the male cannot be disclosed even to other males.

 

For the believing woman her satr before non-mehram males is her complete body, except what is displayed of itself. There are two opinions amongst the scholars regarding of what is included in the term what is displayed of itself: one opinion is that the face, eyes, and hands may be left uncovered, and the other opinion is that the face should be covered, and only the hands may be left open.

 

For the believing woman, her satr before her mehram male relatives and the other woman is from the beginning of her breasts to her knees (inclusive).

 

There is no satr between a husband and a wife in Islam.

 

2. Men should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men in their clothing.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.773 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

The Messenger of Allah invoked the curse of Allah on those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners, clothes, etc. ) of women, and those women who are in the similitude (assume the manners, clothes, etc.) of men.

3. Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.

For example, if one wears a designer label garment with the intention to show off, or feel proud and arrogant while wearing it; then that would be forbidden. But if one wears a designer label garment because he likes its styling or color or cut or comfort, there is absolutely no harm in doing so. Thus, the real issue is not whether the garment is designer label or not; the real issue is one of arrogance or being proud; for Allah does not love those who are proud and arrogant.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.683 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar

Allahs Messenger (saws) said, "Whoever drags his clothes (on the ground) out of pride and arrogance, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection."

 

4. The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.

Al-Muwatta Hadith 48.7

Yahya related to me from Malik from Muslim ibn Abi Maryam from Abu Salih that Abu Hurayra said, "Women who are naked even though they are wearing clothes, go astray and make others go astray, and they will not enter the Garden and they will not find its scent, and its scent is experienced from as far as the distance travelled in five hundred years."

 

5. The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4020 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

The Prophet (saws) said: He who copies any people is one of them.

 

Your Statement: HIS JOB REQUIRE TO WEAR PAINT AND SHIRT OR SUIT.BUT HE REFUSE TO DO SO AND HE IS SUFFERING..

If a believer refuses to wear a pant and a shirt or a suit because he does not like, or does not prefer, or does not feel comfortable in wearing such clothing; he is under no obligation in Islam to wear a particular set of clothing. The deen of Islam is vast, and it permits the believers to wear any clothing they wish provided none of the laws of Islam are violated.

 

If the job requires him to wear a particular set of clothes, and the believer does not wish to follow the laws of the company where he is working; he has the option to leave the job and seek another source of work to earn his halaal earnings.

 

But if the brother thinks that it is un-Islamic or forbidden in Islam to wear a pant, shirt, or a suit; then the onus is upon him to provide evidence from the Quran or the Sunnah regarding its forbiddance!

 

The principle in Islam is that if one does not wish or does not prefer to do something amongst the millions and millions of things which are declared halaal or permissible for the blelievers by Allah and His Messenger (saws), it is the choice and will of the individual and there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to abstain from doing it. Not opting to do or consume something from the permissible or halaal because one does not wish to do so is fine; but just as it is a grave sin to declare something which is unlawful as halaal, it is also a sin to declare something which is permissible in Islam as haraam!

 

Your Statement: NOT ONLY HE IS NOT WEARING PAINT SHIRT OR SUIT BUT HE IS CRITISIZING  EVERY ONE WHO IS DRESSED IN PAINT AND SHIRT...

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 87:O ye who believe! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: for Allah loveth not those given to excess.

 

There is absolutely no evidence in light of the Quran and the Sunnah that the wearing of a pant or shirt or suit violates any of the commandments and boundaries of Islam. If one amongst the believer does not wish to wear these clothing, it is his individual choice; but it would not be considered righteousness for the brother to criticize or ridicule the other believers who wish to wear clothing which does not violate any of the commandments of Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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