Dua for New Clothing

For years we have added this dua to our business cards & our emails for those who like to memorize noble acts of worship

Dua when wearing new clothing
Dua when wearing new clothing


Al-hamdu lillâhil-ladhi kasâni ma uwãri bihi awrati wa atajammalu bihi fi ha-yâti

All praises are due to Allah who clothed me with which I cover my body and with which I adorn myself in my life. (Tirmidhi)

Dua when wearing any article of clothing
Dua when wearing any article of clothing

Al-hamdu lilla hilladhi kasãni hâdhath-thawba, wa razaqanihi min ghayri hawlim minni wa la quw-wah.

All praises are for Allah who dressed me with this garment and gave it to me without any strength and ability on my part. (Tirmidhi)

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,

Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. [Muslim]

And he said (Allah bless him and give him peace),

Allah loves to see the traces of His blessings on His servants. [Tirmidhi]

Imam Zayn al-Din al-Razi (d. 666 AH), author of the famous dictionary Mukhtar al-Sahah, explained the essential rulings of dress in his beautiful work Tuhfat al-Muluk:

The Three Levels of Clothing

1. Obligatory. This is covering one’s nakedness, and warding off the harms of heat and cold.

2. Recommended. This is wearing beautiful clothing, in order to look good and adorn oneself, displaying the blessings of Allah.

  3. Prohibited. This is dressing out of haughtiness and arrogance.[Zayn al-Din al-Razi, Tuhftat al-Muluk, 277, Dar al-Bashair al-Islamiyya ed.] 

وَلَوْ سَلَّمَ سَاهِيًا إنْ بَعْدَ إمَامِهِ لَزِمَهُ السَّهْوُ وَإِلَّا لَا قال الرازي صاحب مختار الصحاح في تحفة الملوك:

( مراتب اللبس )

واللبس على ثلاث مراتب :

فرض : وهو ما يستر بدنه ، ويدفع عنه ضرر الحر والبرد ، من وسط ثياب القطن ، أو الكتان ، والقطن غندي أفضل .

ومستحب : وهو لبس الثياب الجميلة للتجمل والتزين وإظهار نعمة الله .

وحرام : وهو لبسها للتكبر والخيلاء .

MMVIII © Faraz Rabbani and SunniPath. 

1 Comment

  1. lil said,

    April 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    it is very helpful to me

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