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I have read in a hadith that he who copies the pagan`s clothing is one of them,

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AoA. i have read in a hadith that he who copies the pagan`s clothing is one of them, well now is the wearing of the dres Pant/jeans etc with shirt/t-shirt etc a copy of pagan culturE? and somewhere else as you described that theres no particular code for islamic beleivers so they can wear watever until it convers the satr properly, now please guide me. And more over, is it necessary for men too that they dont have to wear fitted jeans( i dont wear them though becuase they look bad aniway ), or otherwise Pants becuase they show the shape of legs? .. i mean is it wrong?.. please help me regarding this. iw ould be wholly thankful to you :)

 

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Clothing for muslims

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Your Statement: i have read in a hadith that he who copies the pagan`s clothing is one of them

To the best of our limited knowledge, we have not come across a specific command in the Quran or Sunnah whereby it is declared that he who copies the pagan`s clothing is one of them. The guidance given to the believers regarding the prohibition of the imitation of pagans is general, which includes apparel and dress but is not exclusive to it, ones manners, ones celebrations, etc.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4649 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He does not belong to us who imitates other people!


 

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

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

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.774 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

The Prophet (saws) invoked the curse of Allah on the effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (or assume the manners, dress, etc. of women), and those women who assume the similitude (or manners, dress, etc. of men).

 

Your Question: well now is the wearing of the dres Pant/jeans etc with shirt/t-shirt etc a copy of pagan culturE? and somewhere else as you described that theres no particular code for islamic beleivers so they can wear watever until it convers the satr properly, now please guide me.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself, his chaste and noble family, and his noble companions themselves wore the dresses which were worn by their people of the times. Allah and His Messenger (saws) have neither specified nor limited the believers to a particular Islamic dress, but rather gave some conditions which the dress one adorns himself/herself with must be fulfilled:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 26:

26 O ye children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you; but the clothing of taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.) that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah that they may receive admonition!

 

Provided that the below five conditions of apparel are not violated, there is absolutely no restriction on the type or color of clothing the believers are allowed to wear in Islam:

  1. Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.
  2. The satr of the person (man or woman) must be covered in the presence of their non-mehrams.
  3. The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.
  4. The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.
  5. Men should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men in their clothing.

 

Thus if the culture or tradition of the people where one resides is shirts and pants, skirts or blouses, saris, or whatever else; there is absolutely no harm if a believer adorns himself with his/her prevalent cultural clothes, as long as none of the above conditions of Islam are violated.

 

Your Question: And more over, is it necessary for men too that they dont have to wear fitted jeans( i dont wear them though becuase they look bad aniway ), or otherwise Pants becuase they show the shape of legs? .. i mean is it wrong?..

It would indeed be inappropriate and impermissible for the believing men to wear tight-fitting, skin-hugging pants resembling leotards or leggings etc. in public whereby the exact curvatures of their private parts and/or buttocks are noticeable and evidentsuch clothing would not be appropriate and in violation of the guidance of maintaining ones modesty in Islam.

 

But the normal loose-fitting pants or jeans that are worn today by all in general do not violate any of the commands of Islam, and are appropriate clothing for the believing men, if they wish to adorn themselves so.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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