Friday, January 14, 2011

Brother'S Dress Code

Example only! Of course, it's not Malaysia, you can see the Eiffel tower there

Oh, it's pretty hot! The clouds are so clear and the sunlight reaches everyone on a crowded street of Jalan Tengku Abdul Rahman. Well, a normal weather in tropical country, such as Malaysia. My eyes caught a lovely couple, for am really sure that they're a Muslim husband and wife, of course by just saw their dress, it's easy! Hm let's continue, the woman outfits was MashaAllah! It's fully covered, showing nothing escape her face and hands but the man...dududuh! Most of times is in a jeans and t-shirt, or perhaps shorts and t-shirt sometimes in a-bit-tight t-shirt and jeans. Well, yes I've seen for much of time,thats why I was dare to write this. I'm not yelling "HARAM" at these men, yes because their dress code isn't same as Muslim women dress code but somehow, this image has create an arguments of many non-Muslim that women are oppressed and have too many rules for their outfits.

Muslim man should be modest as well in their dress, loose t-shirt and long sleeves pants, is Ok or perhaps a loose jeans is fine or thobes with long sleeves and if you are super-cool put on head covered(Kufi or turban) as well. So both husband and wife will enjoy the heat together(Wohaa!) and people especially non-Muslim won't look at you and they're look is like "Man, why you forced her to wear this in hot! Poor woman!". Men tend to take their dress code for granted(Not all,OK) as they think that the women's code is more crucial thus spend their lives lecturing women about what to wear and what not to wear, perhaps they'd forgotten the fact, that the disobedience to Allah is disobedience to Allah whether you are a man or a woman. So, lets check out the dress code for Muslim men according to Quran and Hadith: 
1. Trim the moustache and save the beard. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim](*The majority of scholars conclude that the beard is required; some say that it’s strongly preferred*)  
2. Not imitate women: "It is haraam (forbidden)for women to imitate men and men to imitate women in the way they dress, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the men who imitate women and the women who imitate men.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5546.
3. It is Sunnah to pay attention to keeping one’s clothes clean, without feeling arrogant or exaggerating about that. Prophets SAW said: “No one will enter Paradise in whose heart is a mustard-seed of arrogance.” A man said: “What if a man likes his clothes to look nice and his shoes to look nice?” He said: “Allaah is Beautiful and loves beauty; arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.” Narrated by Muslim, 91.
It is haraam for the Muslim man to let any garment he wears hang down beneath his ankles (an action known as isbaal); the limit for any garment is the ankles.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said; “Whatever of the lower garment is beneath the ankles is in the Fire.Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5450.
It was narrated from Abu Dharr that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are three to whom Allaah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection and will not look at them or praise them, and theirs will be a painful torment.” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) repeated it three times. Abu Dharr said: “May they be doomed and lost; who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said: “The one who lets his garment hang beneath his ankles, the one who reminds others of favours he has done, and the one who sells his product by means of false oaths.”
Narrated by Muslim, 106.
4. Abu Dawood (3140) and Ibn Maajah (1460) narrated that ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not show your thigh, and do not look at the thigh of anyone, living or dead.” (The majority of fuqaha’ are of the view that these ahaadeeth should be followed and they stated that a man’s ‘awrah is from the navel to the knee. See al-Mughni, 2/284 )-Some are of the opinion this is not authentic as there is another hadith stating the Prophet was riding a mule and his thigh was showing. However, most scholars say it is authentic and a man should cover navel to knee.
5. It was narrated by Ahmad and al-Nasaa’i, and by al-Tirmidhi who classed it as saheeh, and by Abu Dawood, and by al-Haakim who classed it as saheeh, and by al-Tabaraani, and classed as saheeh by Ibn Hazm, from Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my ummah, and forbidden for the males.”
Items died with saffron dye Narrated Anas: The Prophet forbade men to use saffron. (Book #72, Hadith #737)
6. Lower the gaze and guard the private parts from illegal sexual acts.
7. Dress modestly.
8. Be distinct and do not resemble the unbelievers. 
So in reality, how many men really follow these rules? Brother, don't just talk about women dress in Islam, when your own dress code was a fail. Yes, please wake up and check your dress code whether it's complies with these rules or not. As following the rules is important to sisters, so it do for brothers. Also,bare in mind that the rules of lowering the gaze applies whether the woman is wearing a burqa or a bikin. It's not that because the lady has covered properly so you can stare at her for your pleasure. Follow what's prophet SAW and his companions did in their era, hows they dress, their manners, their kindness, their gentleness towards their wives. Brothers need to reflect on these characteristics in your own lives and I bet you, there's no other example is better then theirs. 

A huge applause for a Muslim men whose struggling to follow the prophet SAW footsteps on whatever they did. Well done for brothers whose manage to follow the dress code for Muslim men and are modest. Alhamdulillah for brothers whose dress properly, lower their gaze and purify their gaze from seeing things that are prohibited (PORNOGRAPHY) because they are rare indeed! May Allah accepts all your good deeds and rewards you in hereafter, inshaallah! As the Prophet SAW said: "Glad tiding to the Strangers."

Allahua'lam..Allah knows best..

Epic Muslim warrior. Please check the dress code, does this dress complies the rules? Perfect! Except the beard


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