Those who wear clothes for fame and arrogan

Those who wear clothes for fame and arrogance

An important aspect of religion that must be observed is the Islamic code of clothing for both men and women. The appearance is a symbol of what one has in his/her heart.

Sadly today’s modern society is madly and blindly running behind fashion.  In fact, vulgarity and un-Islamic values have been introduced and injected in our society in the name of fashion and style.

The design of our dress must avoid three grave sins: show off, arrogance, and self- indulgence. Also clothing should not be worn for the purpose of gaining reputation or increasing one’s status in society.

Ibn ‘Abbas RA said, “Eat what you like and wear what you like as but avoid two things: extravagance and arrogance.” (Bukhari)

The Quran describes the purpose of clothing:

O children of Adam! We have bestowed upon you clothing to cover your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness – that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember”. (Surah Al A’raf  verse 26).

Clothing worn by Muslims should be clean and decent, neither excessively fancy nor ragged. One should not dress in order to increase the admiration or sympathy of others.

The overall appearance of a person should be dignified and modest.

Our clothes should cover the body adequately with dignity and good looks. It should not fail to satisfy the requirements of adequate cover-up of the body. Nor should they be so ugly and awkward that instead of increasing beauty, it grades the person’s appearance.

In today’s brand and fashion conscious world, where people spend lots of money to make a “fashion statement” and impress others, we are forgetting that we are falling into grave sins and attracting Allah’s punishment by trying to impress others.

Allah will punish those who wear clothes for fame and arrogance

Abdullah ibn Umar رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever wears a garment of fame (to show it off), Allah will make him wear a garment of humiliation on the Day of Resurrection and then He will set it ablaze with fire.” – Sunan Ibn Majah 3607 (Hasan)

Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

Whoever wears a piece of clothing in order to show off and that people look at it, Allah will not look at the person till he takes it off (Allah will not look at him so long as he is wearing them).” -Tabarani

Abu Hurairah رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه related: Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “While a man was walking, dressed in clothes admiring himself, his hair combed, walking haughtily when Allah caused the earth to swallow him. Now he will continue to go down in it (as a punishment) until the Day of Resurrection.” [Sahih Muslim].

It has been narrated by Muadh Ibn-Jabal رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه that when the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sent him to Yemen he said to him:

“Beware of luxury, for the slaves of Allah do not live a life of luxury.” [Ahmad]

Allah will reward those who abandon fancy, expensive clothing out of Humility

Anas ibn Malik رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه  reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever gives up fine clothing out of humility for Allah while he is able to wear them, then Allah will call him on the Day of Resurrection in front of all His creation and He will allow him to choose whichever garment of faith he desires.” -Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2481 (Hasan)

Sunnah Duas  while wearing a garment that help to avoid pride and showing off:
Reading the Duas of Sunnah and focussing on their meaning before wearing the clothes can protect us from developing sinful emotions of Arrogance and show-off.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, If anyone puts on a garment and says: “Praise be to Allah Who has clothed me with this and provided me with it through no might and power on my part,” he will be forgiven his former and later (minor) sins. -Abu Dawud

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه  reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, wore a new garment he would name it, for instance, a turban or a shirt or a cloak, and the Prophet would say, “O Allah, praise is for you that you have dressed me with it. I ask you for its goodness and the goodness for which it was made. I seek refuge in you from its evil and the evil for which it was made.” -Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1767 (Sahih)

We should remember that the type of dress we wear is a personal choice to submit to Allah rather than the fashion of society. It is a choice to be beautiful in front of Allah, rather than to people. And it is a choice to cover and dignify the body Allah has blessed us with, rather than give in to a consumerist culture based on ego-worship, arrogance and self-gratification.

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Critics Mock President Barack Obama for Avoiding Islamic Terms While Discussing ISIS Amid White House Summit 2015

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Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, a Syrian Muslim cleric and scholar, listens as President Barack Obama addresses a White House summit on countering violent extremism on Feb. 19 in Washington. (Photo : Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The terminology President Barack Obama employs as the United States fights ISIS, al-Qaida and other Islamist militants came under scrutiny as the president hosts a three-day White House summit on the fight against terrorism.

The Los Angeles Times reported the Obama administration refuses to use phrases such as “Islamic extremism” or “Muslim terrorists” in an effort to avoid legitimizing violent groups that purport to advance political Islam, but critics accuse the president of tiptoeing around the issue out of reluctance to offend Muslims.

The New York Post criticized Obama for “proclaiming that ‘Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding'” despite “months of unrelenting atrocities by ISIS killers.” The group, which controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, recently beheaded 21 Coptic Christians and burned a Jordanian fighter pilot alive.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, called the president an “apologist for radical Islamic terrorists,” Fox News reported. The senator mocked Obama for comparing modern-day atrocities to those committed during the Crusades.

Still, Obama and his staff are careful not to make their efforts sound like a religiously driven campaign against Muslims, who number more than 1 billion people in more than four dozen countries around the globe.

“No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” the president said.

ISIS and al-Qaida militants, meanwhile, distort the true meaning of the religion they purport to defend, Obama argued.

“We must never accept the premise that they put forward because it is a lie,” he said. “They are not religious leaders. They are terrorists. And we are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

Obama also told attendees of the White House meeting — the guest list of which was not made public — that Muslims have made important contributions to American society.

“Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and build up America,” he said.

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