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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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 weeks 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 1 month 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answer updated 3 months ago

Here is a link to an extensive document on the details of the fiqh of hijab:

https://onlineshiastudies.com/fiqhonhijab/

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 7 months ago

as salam alaikum

if you are in a state of impurity in the sense that you need wudu, ghusl or tayammum, which is technically defined as "hadhath", there is not transmission of impurity to the clean clothes that your wear. 

If you have some impure substances on your body like urine, blood. etc., which is technically defined as "khabath", and such impurities get in contact with your clean clothes, then they will become impure as well and need to be washed.

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 7 months ago

The colors of the cloth of the female in front of the non Mahram men should not be extra attractive even if it covers her body as full Hijab. Extra attractive colors must  be avoided.

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... Answer updated 7 months ago

Yes even if the others were non Muslims as far as you do not know that the cloth is Najis. If it was Najis, we need to wash it to make it Taahir if we want to wear it during Prayers.

Hygiene needs to be observed especially when there is possibility of  infection.

Clothes worn by pious people can have their blessings.

Our Infallible Imams used to wear their clothes then donate it at the end of the season, and people used to get lot of blessings from wearing such worn clothes.

Wassalam.

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 7 months ago

as salam alaikum

if all hygienic and taharah/najasah rules are applied, there is no problem.

With prayers for your success.