80. Clothing for men and women


Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No. 26 & 27

يَا بَنِي آدَمَ قَدْ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَارِي سَوْءَاتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَىَ

o ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ ذَلِكَ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللّهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ

يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْءَاتِهِمَا إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ تَرَوْنَهُمْ إِنَّا

o جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاء لِلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ

Translation :

O children of Adam! We have given you clothing to cover your shame, and they are decorative. However the garments of righteousness is the best. Such are the signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition! O Children of Adam! let not shaitan deceive you in the same manner as he got your parents out of the Paradise, stripping them of their garments to expose their shame: he and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them: We made the devils, friends of those who do not believe.

Surah No. 24, Al Noor, Part of Ayat No. 31

وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا

مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ

Translation :

(O Apostle) Say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze (looking towards forbidden things and beings) and protect their private parts ; and they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what ordinarily appear ; they should draw their scarves over their bosoms and do not display their beauty.

Comments :

It is mandatory that all the believers should wear the clothes strictly as per the above guidelines. When Allah had created Adam, it was Shaitan who refused to bow down infront of Adam ; and then it was he, who has brought about fall of Adam and Eve.

Allah said in Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No 20 to 22 :

"Then Shaitan began to whisper suggestions to them ,bringing to uncover their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: "why Your Lord only prevent you this tree from you , Only because , you may become angels or become immortal."

And he swore to them , that he was their sincere adviser.

So by cunning he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became open to them, and they began to cover their bodies with the leaves of the garden . And their Lord called to them: "Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Shaitan was an avowed (declared) enemy to you?"

In the present world the type of clothes which are in practice, specially for women do not satisfy the need of the believers. These dresses are not fully covering the body of a person and do not satisfy the need of a Muslim. It is therefore very important that the Muslim women must understand this delicate issue and start wearing the dresses which suits to our way of life