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Ihraam – Exceptions? (Ahadith 1562 – 1564)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 29, Number 67:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu):

I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) delivering a sermon at ‘Arafat saying, “If a Muhrim does not find slippers, he could wear Khuffs (but he has to cut short the Khuffs below the ankles), and if he does not find an Izar (a waist sheet for wrapping the lower half of the body) he could wear trousers.”


Volume 3, Book 29, Number 68:

Narrated Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was asked what sort of clothes a Muhrim should wear. He replied, “He should not wear a shirt, turbans, trousers, a hooded cloak, or a dress perfumed with saffron or Wars; and if slippers are not available he can wear Khuffs but he should cut them so that they reach below the ankles.


Volume 3, Book 29, Number 69:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) delivered a sermon at ‘Arafat and said, “Whoever does not get an Izar can wear trousers, and whoever cannot get a pair of shoes can wear Khuffs.”

Socks:

It is not permissible for a man who is in ihraam to wear socks, but it is permissible for a woman to do that.

The Standing Committee was asked: what is the ruling on wearing socks on the feet and doing tawaaf al-qudoom in them during Hajj, and doing the tawaaf of ‘Umrah in them during ‘Umrah?

They replied:

It is not permissible for men to wear socks when in ihraam for Hajj or ‘Umrah. If he needs to wear them because of sickness etc, then he must offer a ransom (fidyah), which is to fast for three days, or to feed six poor persons, giving each one half a saa’ of dates or similar food, or to sacrifice a sheep.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta’, 11/183.

Trousers:

“Whoever does not find an Izar (chadar) can wear trousers”. I doubt if there’s anyone today who fits this description. Going for Hajj, spending huge sums of money, one just might find enough to buy two plain white sheets for his Ihraam, right?

Khuffs:

Dealt with already. See this.

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Hajj – Ihraam [Apparant] (Ahadith 1311 – 1315)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 611:

Narrated Said bin Jubair:

Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) used to oil his hair. I told that to Ibrahim who said, “What do you think about this statement: Narrated Aswad from ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa): As if I were now observing the glitter of the scent in the parting of the hair of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) while he was Muhrim?”

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 612:

Narrated ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):

(the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)) I used to scent Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) when he wanted to assume Ihram and also on finishing Ihram before the Tawaf round the Ka’ba (Tawaf-al-ifada).

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 613:

Narrated Salim from his father:

I heard that Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) assumed Ihram with his hair matted together.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 614:

Narrated Salim bin ‘Abdullah :

I heard my father saying, “Never did Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) assume Ihram except at the Mosque, that is, at the Mosque of Dhul-Hulaifa.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 615:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):

A man asked, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! What kind of clothes should a Muhrim wear?” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “He should not wear a shirt, a turban, trousers, a headcloak or leather socks except if he can find no slippers, he then may wear leather socks after cutting off what might cover the ankles. And he should not wear clothes which are scented with saffron or Wars (kinds of Perfumes) . “

Eid – Wearing New Clothes (Hadith No. 767)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Book of the Two Festivals (Eids) starts today.

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 767:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar:

Umar bought a silk cloak from the market, took it to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Take it and adorn yourself with it during the ‘Id and when the delegations visit you.” Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) replied, “This dress is for those who have no share (in the Hereafter).” After a long period Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent to Umar a cloak of silk brocade. Umar came to Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) with the cloak and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You said that this dress was for those who had no share (in the Hereafter); yet you have sent me this cloak.” Allah’s Apostle said to him, “Sell it and fulfill your needs by it.”

This Hadith shows us that the Prophet (SAW) refused to wear that new cloak – not because it was new, but because it was made of silk. Silk is not allowed for men to wear.

Coming to the next point, should we wear ‘new’ clothes on Eid, or the ‘best’ clothes? Well, in many narrations, we get to know that the Prophet (SAW) used to wear his best clothes on Eid – not necessarily new.

It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a cloak which he would wear on the two Eids and on Fridays.

Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, 1756.

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad (authentic chain of narrators) that Ibn ‘Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid.

Imam an-Nasafi says in Kanz ad-Daqa’iq:

The Sunnah is to wear one’s best clothes on Eid.

If one can afford new clothes, then he may wear them. Nothing wrong about that as long as we don’t make a fuss about it every other Eid. Getting my point? :P

P.S. wearing your best clothes is good. But going out like that is good for men only. Women should observe the proper rulings of hijaab and cover their zeenah (beauty) while going out. Eid or not.

Ibn `Uthaymeen in his Majmoo` Fatawa:

You should wear your best clothes – this is for men. With regard to women, they should not wear beautiful clothes when they go out to the Eid prayer-place, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Let them go out looking decent” i.e., in regular clothes that are not fancy. It is haraam for them to go out wearing perfume and makeup.

Must read point no. 5 here.

Similar Hadith discussed here.

Wassalam.

How To (Hadith No. 304)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 302 is a repeat. Read it here. Hadith no. 303 is also a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 304:

Narrated Asma’ bint Abi Bakr:

A woman asked Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with water and then pray in (with it).”

It’s pretty simple. Most of us already know it, but there’s no harm in reminding.
The ease here is that the affected clothes can be used to pray in after cleaning. But Jewish women had to cut off the piece of cloth where blood of menses touched. So Alhamdulillah for Islam! :)

Wassalam.

Separate Clothes (Hadith No. 297)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 297:

Narrated Um Salama:

While I was laying with the Prophet under a single woolen sheet, I got the menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. He said, “Have you got “Nifas” (menses)?” I replied, “Yes.” He then called me and made me lie with him under the same sheet.

This is another proof that a women does not become ‘impure’ when she gets her monthly period.

Second thing is, it’s better to keep separate clothes to wear in these days. Especially the undergarments. It’s not a compulsion though, but just for the sake of extra-cleanliness, it’s encouraged to do so.. And if you can afford it, then why not? :)

Wassalam.

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