ENGLISH-RULING ON WEARING RED CLOTHING: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF HADITH LITERATURE

  • Muhammad Nabeel Musharraf
Keywords: Clothing, dress, culture, modesty, imitation in religion

Abstract

Islam is a complete code of life that provides guidelines for every walk of human life. All its injunctions and commands contain wisdom and benefits for mankind. While defining the broader framework for various aspects, Islam does provide room for flexibility within the defined margins and limits. This commendable aspect of Islam makes it very easy to follow the religion. However, it is due to excessive use of our own intellect that we make things difficult and complex for us; this often results in the true spirit of Islamic rulings getting lost. Many a time, scholars get lost in the minor details and miss the broader essence behind the rulings. One of such issues that confuse many common people is the ruling regarding permissibility or impermissibility for males to wear the red dress or clothing; several different rulings exist about this matter. In this paper, we have endeavoured to go through the hadith literature and collect all the relevant ahadith that we were able to gather through our extensive review of hadith literature. The collected ahadith have been coded under various themes and analysed holistically. We have also compiled opinions of scholars from various schools of thought and provided possible reasons for their opinions in the light of hadith literature and principles of jurisprudence. Though the paper seems to deal with one specific issue, it can also be used to formulate a research model for studies in hadith literature.

Published
2020-12-28