Chapter on the Clothing of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam



باب ما جاء في لباس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

عن أبي سعيد الخضري رضي الله عنه قال: كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا استجد ثوبا سماه باسمه، عمامة أو قميصا أو رداء، ثم يقول

((اللهم لك الحمد كما كسوتنيه، أسألك خيره وخير ما صنع له، وأعوذ بك من شره وشر ما صنع له))

(حديث صحيح)

Chapter on the Clothing of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri Radi Allahu ‘Anhu reported that when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wore a new garment, he would name it: a turban, or a shirt or a cloak, and then he would supplicate: “Oh Allah, all praise is for You that You have granted it to me (literally: clothed me with it), I ask You for it’s goodness and the goodness for which it was created, and I seek Your protection from it’s harm and the harm for which it was created.” 

*Abu Dawud, in the Chapter of Dress 

*According to Tirmidhi the hadith is Hasan Ghareeb Saheeh, likewise Ibn Hiban, Ahmad, Ibn Sa’d and Abu Al Shaikh. According to Abu Dawud, when the Companions of Rasulallah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would wear a new garment it would be said to him: 

تبلي و يخلف الله تعالى 

May you wear it until it gets old and used, and may Allah replace it for you thereafter.

*According to Albaani the chain of narrators is strong. 

Benefits from the hadith:

1- The Arabic word استجد means to acquire something new. In this case, a new garment.

2- According to Imam Al Nawawi, this dua’a should be recited even in the case of shoes or socks, or something similar to that.

3- The “goodness” of the garment here refers to intending the pleasure of Allah and fulfilling the obligation of modesty and humility, while mindfully cautioning one’s self from falling into pride, boastfulness and vanity and seeking Allah’s protection from this harm.

4- It is from the Sunnah to wear new clothing while being thankful and humble about it! “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty”, and there is nothing more beautiful than adorning yourself with what Allah has blessed you with outwardly while maintaining a beautiful attitude of gratitude and praise inwardly.

5- In Surah Al A’raf, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, 

O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better. Such are among the Ayaat of Allah, that they may remember, (verse 26)

O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes), while praying and going round the Ka’bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance). (verse 31)

Say (O Muhammad): “Who has forbidden the beautifying with clothes given by Allah, which He has produced for his slaves, and At-Taiyibat [all kinds of Halal things] of food?” Say: “They are in the life of this world for those who believe, and exclusively for them (believers) on the Day of Resurrection (the disbelievers will not share them).” Thus We explain the Ayat  in detail for people who have knowledge. (verse 32) 


:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)


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