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Is Orange clothing banned

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Sahih Muslim Hadith 5173     Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

Allah's Messenger (saws) saw me wearing two clothes dyed in saffron, whereupon he (saws) said: ‘These are the clothes (usually worn by) the non-believers, so do not wear them.’


Although the color ‘orange’ is not prohibited by name, a shade of modern-day ‘orange’ that has specifically been discouraged as a color of clothing for the believers is ‘saffron’.  The Messenger of Allah (saws) disapproved the believers to wear ‘saffron’ colored clothing as they are usually worn or associated with the religion and clothing of the disbelievers.  Even today the Hindu priests and priestesses or the Buddhist monks wear a shade of this ‘saffron’ colored attire, and clothing of this color is generally associated with the clothing and religious color of the disbelievers. 


It would be best if the believers would abstain from wearing ‘saffron’ colored clothing; and if one does for the sake of Allah Subhanah, he will have his due reward with his Lord for obeying the Sunnah and guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


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