His shirt


Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Monday, October 5th, 2009

Mulla Ali Qari narrated on the authority of Dimyat that the shirt of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was made of cotton. It was not long and its sleeves were not long either. Bijur has written that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) had only one shirt. Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) has related that it was not the Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) custom to retain some thing from the morning meal for the evening or from the evening meal for the next morning. He did not have more than one of any item of dress- shirt, wrap, tahband (lower garment) or sandals. Munawi has related on the authority of Hadrat Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) that neither the Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) shirt was too long nor its sleeves were long. In other traditions it has been related on the authority of Hadrat lbn Abbas that his shirt was usually above the ankles. [Shamail-e-Tarmizi, Khasail-e-Nabawi]

Hadrat Asma (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that the sleeve of the Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) shirt came to the wrist [Shamail-e-Tarmizi]

The sleeves of the Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) shirt were neither narrow nor loose but were of moderate width and up to the wrist while his mantle used to be up to the fingers but not beyond. The shirt used by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) during journeys was slightly shorter in length and so were its sleeves. [Zadul Ma’ad]

The Holy Prophet’s shirt had its opening at the chest. Sometimes he would unbutton the opening and his chest would became visible. He used to say prayer in this condition. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) put on a shirt, he used to begin with the right side. [Zadul Ma’ad]
Tyas lbn Jafar Al Hanafi narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) had handkerchief with which he dried (his face etc.) after ablution. [lbn Sa’d]

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