RELATIONSHIP WITH OWN-SELF (العلاقة مع الذاتية)
Man’s clothing: It is forbidden for them to wear silk and gold.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my nation and forbidden for its males.” [Sahih Al-Jami # 209] He also said: “Men who wear silk in this world will have no portion [of heavens] in the hereafter.” [Muslim]
Woman’s clothing: She has to cover the whole body except the face and the hands upon reaching the age of maturity. It should not show the figure and it is not transparent.
“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. Lo! Allah is aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands’ fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or sisters’ sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigor, or children who know naught of women’s nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.” [An-Nur 24:30-31]
“O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.” [Al-Ahzab 33:59]
Note: What fits in this country might not fit in another country. As long as you meet the minimum requirements of covering; wear what fits in your locality. It should not grab attention that will cause people to look at you. You have to blend with the society without causing yourself to commit a sin. Do not wear man’s clothing and do not try to look like a man. Using hair extension is Haram because it is a kind of cheating.
“They will ask thee about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both there is great evil as well as some benefit for man; but the evil which they cause is greater than the benefit which they bring.” [Al-Baqarah 2: 219]
“By means of intoxicants and games of chance Satan seeks only to sow enmity and hatred among you, and to turn you away from the remembrance of God and from prayer. Will you not, then, desist?” [Al-Ma’idah 5:90]
2 Basic rules in entertainment:
- Anything that you entertain yourself and get money out of it is Haram.
- Anything that will keep you busy for a long time instead spending it in worshipping Allah ﷻ is Haram.
Gambling is Haram because it involves money and it is taking most of your time.
Islam places great emphasis on cleanliness, in both its physical and spiritual aspects. Islam requires the Muslim to clean his body, his clothes, his house, and the whole community, and he is rewarded by God for doing so. A sincere believer is required to sanitize and purify his entire way of life, morally and spiritually as well as physically.
Allah ﷻ commends those who are accustomed to cleanliness: “Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” [Al-Baqarah 2:22]
Allah ﷻ orders the believer to be tidy in appearance. “Keep your clothes clean.” [Al-Muddaththir 74:4]
The Prophet ﷺ said: “Do not ever come with your hair and beard disheveled like a devil.” [Al-Tirmidhi]
On another occasion he said: “Had I not been afraid of overburdening my community, I would have ordered them to brush their teeth for every prayer.” [Bukhari]
All the laws and injunctions given by Allah ﷻ and His Prophet ﷺ are pure; on the other hand, man-made laws suffer from the impurities of human bias and other imperfections. Thus any formal law can only be truly just when it is purified by divine guidance – as elucidated by the Qur’an and the Sunnah – or if it is divinely ordained to begin with the Shari’ah.