Friday’s Best Everyday

The Muslim man takes pride in his appearance without being too extravagant and wasteful. He wants his clothing to reflect who he is as a grown man.

The Muslim Man is always GQ whatever the ocassion. Whether it is Eid, Jumuah, or just another day at work, the Muslim man is always well dressed.

The Muslim man takes care of his appearance because it is a reflection of his inner self and the blessings that Allah, subhana wa ta’ala, bestowed upon him. The Muslim man also knows that as a Muslim he doesn’t just represent himself he represents the religion too, so he strives to be the best he can be with both his appearance and character.

Allah said:

“Beautify yourself for every masjid.”

This verse shows that Allah loves us to dress well especially when we are worshipping Him in one of his masjids. So dressing nice and taking care of our appearance is worship if we do it for His sake.

Jabir bin Abdullah said:

One day the Messenger of Allah ﷺ came to visit us and he saw a man with disheveled hair, and he said, ‘Could this man not find something to make his hair lie down?’ Then he saw another man with dirty clothing, and he said, ‘Could this man not find something to wash his garments with?’” (Abu Dawud)

The Prophet (saw) was not a wealthy man, but he always kept his hair neat when it was short and combed when it was long. The Prophet (saw) loved perfume and would always wear perfumed oil in his beard and hair to keep the hair moisturized and smelling nice. The Prophet’s favorite perfume was musk. On Fridays and on Eid he liked to wear his best white thowb (like a long shirt) and a matching white imamah (like a turban).

As with everything in Islam this should be done with moderation. Allah does not like extravagance, waste and least of all, arrogant pride.  The Prophet ﷺ said:

“Eat, give charity and wear clothes. Let no extravagance or pride be mixed with what you do.” (An-Nisa’i)

The Muslim man never looks down on others for whatever reason; instead he thanks Allah for the blessings He has bestowed upon him. When a man heard the Prophet ﷺ say:

“Whoever has a speck of pride (arrogance) in his heart, shall not be admitted into Paradise.”, he asked the Prophet, “But I like to wear nice clothes, and nice shoes?” The Prophet ﷺ said, “Indeed Allah loves beauty, but pride is refusing the truth and belittling the people.” (At-Tirmidhi)

So whether you’re wearing a dishdasha or a suit make sure you’re wearing it with style, modesty, and moderation.

Ihsan.

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