Clothing

Clothing (also known as clothes, apparel and attire) is a collective term for items worn on the body. Clothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of all human societies.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There is a hadith that says: 

لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق

There is no obedience to a creation through disobedience to the Creator. 

We cannot obey the laws of others at the cost of disobeying Almighty God. If hijab has been mandated by Almighty God, then we as His worshippers must comply to His law. So, we must not disobey God just to follow what someone else says, even if they are our parents whom we must obey. Our obedience to our parents is obligatory, but not in performing haram acts. 

Clearly, in this case, the parents have a misconstrued approach to how their daughter should appear or conduct herself in public. They might be under the impression that by doing this, she will get married, but of course this is the worst way and its a very damaging approach. 

The daughter should not comply with what her parents want, and respectfully decline, by explaining how unhealthy this approach is.

It's not just a matter of religion, but also on a human value and social level as well. 

In Islam, attraction should not be by the gazing of onlookers, but by personality and moral qualities and righteousness. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

It can be kep and used by the family or friends or given to charity if the inheritors want to give it to charity. It is owned by the inheritors and they can donate or gift or use it.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Drops of urine which you know that it touched your body or cloth are Najis but not drops of water of washing when it does not have any part of the Najis material. Drops which are not noticed or too small to notice should not harm you because you don't know that it touched your body or cloth or whether it was drops of urine or water. Everything is Taahir for you until you know that it is Najis.

Wassalam.

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala 

I will assume that what you mean by an "Indian" toilet" is a squat toilet, or a ground toilet. 

While urinating, if drops of urine splash onto you, then of course it must be purified, but when you are washing, and splashes of water fall onto you, then it is fine. 

To avoid urine splashing onto you, direct it in such a way where it doesnt splash, or pour water simultaneously. 

As for "feeling", you only wash what you know for sure fell onto you, and nothing else.

And Allah knows best 

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Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answered 6 months ago

Yes a woman can swim if she is wearing the proper islamic covering. A lot of times the women swim in a place for women only. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 8 months ago

If the woman is wearing full Hijab (lose clothes that don't define her body) cycling will be permissible for her, although it is better for her to avoid it as it is mentioned in many books the it is Makrouh (disliked). Makrouh is after all permissible.

Wassalam.

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Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If the ayn an najasa was still left on the clothes (for example pieces of fecal matter) then yes they would be najis. However if it was only stains left such as blood stains, then this wouldn't  be najis as the actual najis substance has been removed. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 9 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, if najasa was still on some of the clothes then you need to rewash them again as they would be najis.

If only colour remains, then it wouldn't be necessary to rewash. For example you had some clothing with blood on it and the red stain remained while the actual substance was removed. In such a case the item would be tahir and colour wouldn't be an issue. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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If the washing machine is connected to the tab water, then it will be Taahir along with all the clothes inside it. If there is no connection with tab water or any Kurr water, and water used is less than Kurr, then Najis cloth will remain Najis unless it is washed and rinsed twice with Taahir water.

Wassalam. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 10 months ago

The Prophet (S) cared about his appearance and used to fix himself up before each communal prayer. Although he lived simply, he gave due attention to personal grooming. Here are some narrations about how he approached that: https://www.al-islam.org/sunan-nabi-allamah-sayyid-muhammad-husayn-tabatabai/chapter-3-cleanliness-and-rules-beautification

The Qur'an also says:  “Put on your adornment on every occasion of prayer” (7:31).

I don't think it's correct to say that Imam Ali (A) didn't care about how he looked; rather he chose to live simply and did not own much clothing. One can still look after grooming, washing one's clothes, etc, even if one's clothing is old. Even on the day of Ashura it is said that Imam Husayn and his companions made the effort to remove unwanted body hair. (Sorry if that's sensitive but it's related!) Usually when people don't care about their appearance at all, it is a sign they are not feeling well, depressed, stressed, etc.  

However, it is good not to throw away clothing just because it is damaged. If it is possible to repair it, it is better to repair it and continue using it. After all, the Qur'an and hadith strongly discourage wasting, and the throwing away of discared clothing is becoming a big environmental problem today, especially with manmade fabrics such as polyester.

There is a virtue to doing things yourself, such as fixing your own clothing, but there is also no harm in taking clothing to a tailor to be fixed, especially since it gives the tailor income.

Basically you should use your wisdom and common sense. If wearing patched clothes will harm you at work or in other places, then it is good to wear clothing that is suitable for that environment.

Also, hadith encourage men to dress nicely in front of their wives at home, and wives to dress nicely in front of their husbands at home; it is good to try not to be an eyesore at home!

If you are representing Islam publicly, it is also good to have a neat and respectable appearance because people judge by appearance these days. Once, I remember I went to an interfaith program where the only Muslims were me and a Wahhabi shaykh with a stained, torn dishdasha that was well above the ankles. Guess which one of us ended up answering most of the questions. So it is good to be thoughtful of these things and to try to come across in a respectful manner, while at the same time not being extravagant. 

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 10 months ago

Our Infallible Imams after Ameerul Mo'mineen (AS) did not do what he was doing because the situation and circumstances of Imam Ali (AS) were different from the situation and circumstances of other Imams (AS).

We are not allowed to wear or behave in a way which makes us unaccepted or rejected or degraded by people.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 11 months ago

Any type of deliberate touching between non Mahram male and female is not allowed even with or over cloth. 
Wassalam.