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.
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.
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.
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.
Any type of deliberate touching between non Mahram male and female is not allowed even with or over cloth.
Here is a link to an extensive document on the details of the fiqh of hijab:
A woman in presence of non-mahram must cover all her body except face and hands(wrists down) -even feet- with loose clothes so that the body shape shall not be seen underneath the clothes.
So Abayah or Chador is not mandatory.
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.
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.
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.
as salam alaikum
if all hygienic and taharah/najasah rules are applied, there is no problem.
With prayers for your success.
Thank you for your question. Below is the ruling of Ay Sistani (hA). For further details please refer ti his book of Islamic laws or the rulings of your own Marja in the section of conditions for clothing in prayer. There are separate rules for someone who suffers from incontinence.
Ruling 786. The first condition: the clothing worn by a person performing prayers must be pure, and if someone voluntarily performs prayers with an impure body or with impure clothing, his prayers are invalid.
May you always be successful
According to Ayatullah al-Khu`i: Wearing a dress made of 100% silk is haram for men at all times.
However, he says: "There is no problem in carrying it [an item made from 100% silk] in salat and outside salat or in using it as bed-sheet or mantle --- as long as these items are not identified as `dress'.
"And there is no problem in making the hem of dress with it [100% silk] although it is ihtiyat wajib that the hem should not be more than four fingers in width.
"And there is similarly no problem in using it [100% silk] for waist-band...lace/braid...even the inner-linning of suits, etc.
"But a dress (libas) which is not sufficient [by itself for appropriate covering] in salat, then it is ihtiyat wajib to refrain from it." (Minhaju 's-Salihiyn, vol. 1, p. 139)
& ** In both these cases, Ayatullah Sistani says it is ihtiyat mustahab, not wajib. (Minhaju 's-Salihiyn, vol. 1, p.179)
In the light of the above, the use of a dress with pocket square would be allowed. About the neck-tie, I am still not sure how we would classify it -- as an item of dress or a decorative part of it?