Clothing and Grooming
- “O Children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the clothing of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition! O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.”
Moreover, there is nothing wrong with wearing clothes to decorate and beautify ourselves. Abdullah Ibn Mas’oud narrated that the Prophet (saw) said,
“He will never enter paradise, the one who has one atom of Arrogance.” On this a man asked the prophet (saw), “O Messenger of Allah! If a man likes to have nice clothes and good shoes, is this arrogance?” the prophet (saw) said: “Allah is Jameel (beautiful) and likes everyone to be Jamal (beautiful)) and likes to see everything as Jamal (beautiful), Arrogance is Batrul Haq (to reject the truth) and looking down at the people (belittling them).”
Regrettably clothes, make-up, jewellery, cosmetic surgery and other decorations are widely used to attract the opposite gender and even to seduce or provoke lust in other people, leading to many unlawful sexual acts. It is of utmost importance to any Muslim to be aware of the Islamic rules that are known by necessity about grooming and decorating themselves.