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Postby nelson » 30 Sep 2013, 10:35

If I am not wrong I want to share my knowledge about clothing in Islam. In Islam both men and women are told by Allah to dress modestly. In today's society people walk around half naked and the overwhelming usage of female imagery in advertising is evidence enough of the exploitation and lack of respect for women in society. Islam encourages covering up since the woman is to be recognized, respected and honored for her personality and intelligence, not because of her body, which then becomes the center of attention of all men, leading to no respect only lust.

What do the Qur'an and Hadith have to say about Muslim Clothing?
The Quran tells both women and men to be modest.
The Quran tells men that they should not wear silk or gold jewelry to show off their wealth.
Clothing should not attract attention or be worn to show off.
Clothing must cover the entire body; only the hands and face may remain visible for women.
The material must not be so thin that one can see through it.
Clothing must hang loose so that the shape of the body is not shown off.
The woman's clothing must not resemble the man's clothing, nor should the man's clothing resemble the woman's.
Women shouldn't artificially lengthen their hair with wigs or weaves, nor have tattoos.
A Muslim should not wear clothing to look like a non-Muslim. (For example, the Persians were known for wearing red, many silk robes, and their men's robes had long trains which dragged behind them. The Prophet Muhammad was against Muslims copying these styles.)
Men's robes should not be so long as to trail behind on the ground.
While praying in a mosque, clothing should be plain and not be distracting.
A man's hair might be criticized if it was shoulder-length or longer. The Prophet Muhammad preferred men to wear their hair neat and cut a little below the ears.
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Re: Clothing!

Postby qamar » 30 Sep 2013, 12:59


Can you provide references to the hadith you have quoted especially about Man's hair length?

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