The Manners of Dressing Up in Daily Life in Islam

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Clothes are very important things in daily life. Clothes are not only to protect the body, but also they are to show the side of someone’s personality. In this life, clothes for men and women are different. It is either form, size, color, and style.

Islam is a noble religion. In Islam, there is a certain boundary in dressing up for both men and women. This boundary is aurat. Know about the boundary of women and men aurat in Islam.

As in behaving, in dressing up, we must also fulfill certain manners. What are those? Check out below!

In Accordance with the Islamic Sharia Provisions

Islam guides the people to learn the Islamic tawheed knowledge as the basic of briefing and growing of faith in oneself. One of the forms of faith towards Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is taqwa. And those taqwa clothes are the best. As it is stated in the following words of Allah.

Allah Ta’ala said,

يَا بَنِي آَدَمَ قَدْ أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَارِي سَوْآَتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَى ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ

“O the children of Adam, indeed, we have sent down to you clothes to cover your aurat and beautiful clothes as adornment. And those taqwa clothes that are the best.” (QS. Al-A’raf: 26)

What is the meaning of taqwa clothes?

Taqwa clothes are clothes that are in accordance with the Islamic sharia provisions so that it can increase the faith and taqwa to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Those clothes must cover aurat. For men, the boundary of the aurat is from the navel to knee. Meawhile, for women, the boundary of the aurat is the entire body, except the face and palms.

Besides it, those clothes cannot be transparent and tight so that they show the body curve. What is the point of wearing covered clothes in shar’i but it still shows the body curve?

So, it is highly important to be thorough in buying clothes both through conventional shop or online shop. Know the law of shopping online in Islam that is allowed.

Have An Aesthetic Value and Medical Value

Shar’i value is an obligatory thing in choosing clothes. Besides it, those clothes should have aesthetic value and medical value. Aesthetic value is an art value that shows appropriateness, beauty and goodness on those who wear them.

Shar’i clothes, but shabby and dull, are surely not better than shar’i clothes that are clean and bright. Basically, human has the soul of art, then it is no wonder if art indeed merges in daily life. The art value in dressing up should be adjusted with the religious value that it should be. So, understand the things that are allowed and the prohibitions of dressing up in Islam.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Utsaimin explained, “We find out that people are very eager to pay attention to the cleanliness of the clothes that appears. If there is a dirt that sticks on the clothes, then he will wash them with water and soap in accordance with his ability. However, for taqwa clothes, there are very few who want to pay attention to them. If those inner clothes are dirty, no one cares. Remember, those taqwa clothes are better. It shows that we should pay attention to those taqwa clothes higher than the body and the physical clothes that appear. The taqwa clothes are more important.” (Syarh Riyadh Ash Shalihin, 4: 266)

Meanwhile, what is meant by a medical value in dressing up is the clothes that must be able to protect the body from heat, cold, dust and not cause health problems for those who wear them. Choose clothes that are made from a cloth that is safe to be used for the body. Currently, there are many clothes from cloth that tends to be made carelessly and low quality, so that when they are worn, they will feel hot, tight and may also cause itchy.

Those are the review about the manners of dressing up in daily life in Islam that you can know. Hopefully all of us can practice them so that increases the characters of people who are taqwa in ourselves. Aamiin.

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