etiquette of Islam

30 May
One would be surprise to find out that Islam is more than just a religion, its a way of life. People say this about other religions as well, learnt this when i was taking South Asian studies, that is another story altogether. Just be surprised by what else Islam teaches besides praying and fasting.
 Is Islamic Clothing Restrictive?  

· Dress requirements are not meant to be restrictive for either men or women. 


· Most Muslims who wear modest dress do not find it impractical. 

· Many people continue with their activities in all levels and walks of life.  

Some people dont understand that our aurat has to be maintained for all activities in life. Someone asked me, so when we  go cycling at Pulau Ubin, you have to wear like that? I said yea, why not? So what, i cover up daily but for cycling, i wear a tank top and shorts. I shall take it that they just dont get why we must ‘suffer’. But seriously one gets used to it, just like one does for many many things in life.     


Socks and Shoes  

· Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) used to wear sandals that had two straps.  



· He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) never wore shoes that had fur.  

 · Various types of socks were worn by Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).  

 · Shoes and socks should be worn starting with the right foot and then the left. In removing the shoes and socks  

 · In colder climates, Muslims used to wear leather socks.  

 · Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) wore shoes that had two laces.  

 · Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has prohibited the wearing of only one shoe.  

 · He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has also prohibited the putting on of shoes, whilst standing.  · It is Sunnat for men to take off their shoes whilst sitting and then place them on the side.  

 · Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) was once presented with plain black shoes, which he afterwards put on.     

The Beard And Moustache 

· The beard is the Sunnah of Ambiya, the sign of Islam, the recognition of a Muslim and the beauty to the face of a man. 

· The keeping of the beard keeps one away from various sins. 

· To keep the beard one fist length is Sunnat and to trim it less than this or remove it completely is Haraam, and sinful. 

· One whose beard is less than a fist’s length cannot be an Imam. 

· To mock the beard can also lead to Kufr. 

· To shave off the beard and lengthen the moustache is the way of the Kuffaar. 

· Rasool’Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has commanded us to lengthen the beards and trim our moustaches. 

· The moustache gives off a certain secretion which is not healthy, and if it were to go into the food and water, then it would be unhealthy. 

· The moustache should be trimmed, and not shaven off completely. 

· To shave the beard, weakens the manhood. 

· To dye the beard and hair with black dye for men is prohibited. 

· Women who get beards or moustaches are allowed to remove them. 

You can find out more about the ettiquettes of islamic clothing here.  

















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