Description of the length of Qamees and the Sleeves, the end of theTurban, the Prohibition of wearing long Garments out of Pride and theundesirability of wearing them without Pride

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 119
Description of the length of Qamees and the Sleeves, the end of the Turban, the
Prohibition of wearing long Garments out of Pride and the undesirability of
wearing them without Pride

790. Asma` bint Yazid (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Qamees sleeves of Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) reached down to his wrists.
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

791. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever allows his lower garment to drag out of vanity will find that Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.” On this Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) submitted: “O Messenger of Allah! My lower garment keeps sliding down though I take care to pull it and wrap it.’ Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “You are not of those who do it out of vanity.”
[Al-Bukhari].

792. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not look at him who trails his lower garment out of pride.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

793. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “What is below the ankles of a lower garment is condemned to the Fire (Hell).”
[Al-Bukhari].

794. Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “There are three to whom Allah will neither speak on the Day of Resurrection nor will look at them nor purify them (i.e., of their sins), and they will be severely tormented.” When he repeated this (statement) thrice, Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “They are doomed and destroyed! (But) who are they, O Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)?” He said, “One whose lower garment trails, one who boasts of kindness shown to another; and one who promotes sale of his business by taking false oaths.”
[Muslim].

795. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not look at one who trails his lower garment, Qamees or turban arrogantly.”
[Abu Dawud and An-Nasa’i].

796. Abu Juraiy Jabir bin Sulaim (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I noticed a man whose opinion was followed by every body, and no one acted contrary to what he said. I asked who he was, and I was informed that he was Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). I said to him twice: “Alaikas-salam ya Rasul-Allah (may Allah render you safe).” He said, “Do not say: `Alaikas-salamu.’ This is the salutation to the dead (in Jahiliyyah times). Say, instead: `As-salamu `alaika (may Allah render you safe).”’ I asked: “Are you Messenger of Allah?” He replied, “(Yes) I am the Messenger of Allah, Who will remove your affliction when you are in trouble and call to Him, Who will cause food to grow for you when you are famine-stricken and call to Him, and Who will restore to you your lost riding beast in the desert when you call upon Him.” I said to him: “Give me instructions (to act upon).” He ((sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not abuse anyone.” (Since then I have never abused anyone, neither a freeman, nor a slave, nor a camel, nor a sheep). He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) continued, “Do not hold in contempt even an insignificant act of goodness, because even talking to your brother with a cheerful countenance is an act of goodness. Hold up your lower garment half way to the leg, and at least above the ankles; for trailing it is arrogance, and Allah dislikes pride. And if a man imputes to you of bad things he knows you possess, do not impute to him bad things that you know he has for he will assume the evil consequences of his abuse.”
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

797. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to a man who was performing Salat while his lower garment was trailing, “Go and perform your Wudu’ again.” That man went and came back having performed it. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said (again), “Go and perform your Wudu’.” Someone present said to Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allah! You ask him to perform his Wudu’ and then you kept silent (without saying the reason for it).” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He performed Salat while his lower garment was below his ankels. Allah does not accept the Salat of a man who trails his lower garment.”
[Abu Dawud].

798. Qais bin Bishr At-Taghlibi reported that his father, who attended the company of `Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) told him: There was a man in Damascus who was a Companion of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). He was called Ibn Al-Hanzaliyyah. He was a lonesome person and would rarely spend some time in the company of people. He would spend most of his time in performing Salat and when he finished, he would engage himself in Tasbih (Subhan-Allah) and Takbir (Allahu Akbar), till he would go home. He passed by us one day when we were sitting with Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him). The latter said to him: “Tell us something which will benefit for us and will not harm you.” He said: “Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) sent a detachment. When they returned, one of them came to the assemblage in which Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was present and said to his neighbour during the conversation: `I wish you had seen us when we encountered the enemy. So-and-so (a believer) took up his spear, struck and said: Take this from me and I am the Ghifari boy. Now what do you think of this?’ The neighbour said: `I think that he lost his reward because of boasting.’ He said: `I see no harm in it.’ They began to exchange arguments till Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) heard them and said, `Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from every imperfection). He would be rewarded (in the Hereafter) and praised (in this world)’. I noticed that Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) felt a great pleasure at this remark and, raising his head began to repeat: “Have you heard Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) say this!” Ibn Al-Hanzaliyyah (May Allah be pleased with him) continued responding till I asked Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) not to annoy him.

Ibn Al-Hanzaliyyah (May Allah be pleased with him) happened to pass by us another day and Abud-Darda’ said to him: “Tell us something which will benefit us and will not harm you.” He said: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) told us, `He who spends to purchase a horse (for Jihad) is like one who extends his hand for spending out of charity without withholding it.”’

He passed by us another day and Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) said to him: “Tell us something which might benefit us, and will not harm you.” He said: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) once said, `Khuraim Al-Usaidi is an excellent man were it not of his long hair and his lower garment which is hanging down.’ When Khuraim heard about what the Prophet had said about him, he trimmed his long hair up to his ears with a knife and raised his lower garment half way on his shanks.”

On another occasion he passed by us and Abud-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) said to him: “Tell us something that will benefit us and will not harm you.” He said that he heard Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) say, while coming back from an expedition: “You are returning to your brothers, so set your saddles and clothes in order so that you look tidy and graceful. Allah hates untidiness.”
[Abu Dawud].

799. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The lower garment of a believer should be half way below the knees. He is guilty of no sin if they are up to the ankles. That which is below the ankles is in the Fire (of Hell). Allah will not look at one who allows his lower garment to trail out of vanity.
[Abu Dawud].

800. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: My lower garment was trailing as I passed by Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) so he said, “Raise your lower garment, Abdullah.” I lifted it up and he told me to raise it higher. I complied with his orders and as I was still trying to find the best place (for it), one of the people asked where it should reach and he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) replied, “Half way down the knees.”
[Muslim].

801. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not look at the one who trails his lower garment out of arrogance.’‘ Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) asked: “What should women do with the hem of their clothes?” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “They might lower them a hand’s span.” She said: “But their feet would still remain exposed.” He said, “Let them lower those equal to arm’s length but not more than that.”
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].