Definition of a Sunnah dress for Muslim men
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
The Qur’an and Sunnah have provided ample guidance on the subject of clothing, which can be summarized into four parts:
- Our clothing must cover our body adequately, which means those parts, which are cover worthy. Thus for a man it is from his belly button to his knees and for a woman it is her entire body except for her hands and face. These parts must never be exposed to any other person (except in genuine circumstances like in front of a doctor for medical treatment) In addition the clothes must not be see through.
- Our clothing/ dress should establish our Muslim identity.
- For men the garment they wear should not be below their ankles.
- Finally for men silk clothing is also not permissible. (Kitabul Fatawa p.95 v.6)
Furthermore, women’s clothing should not attract men’s attention to them. It should not be shiny and flashy so that everyone notices the dress and the woman.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham