Fashion Trap


While it is absolutely correct that one should not judge a book by it's cover, often the cover does indicate what the book contains. When one posseses the true love of Allah Ta'ala and His beloved Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in the heart, that love will certainly manifest itself in all one's actions and deeds. It will also dictate one's likes and dislikes. The true love for Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) will make one love every aspect of his way of life. It will also generate the deep dislike for the way of life of his enemies.



Modern-day fashions, the creations of those who reject Allah Ta'ala and His Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), are in direct opposition to the mode of dress that Islam advocates for men and women. But alas, Muslims also take pride in donning the fashions of the west, the very west which hates Islam and the Muslims to the core. However, with the various efforts of Deen - the efforts of da'wat and tableegh, the madaaris, the khanqas and other individual and collective efforts - a consciousness is being gradually created and many people are abandoning the way of life of the west and adopting the Sunnah. As far as dressing is concerned, numerous males, young and old, have happily adopted the kurta. They even find it more comfortable than the stuffy coat and they have been relieved of the western noose around their necks - the tie. Similarly, many women have adopted cloaks when they have to leave the home out of necessity rather than parade shamelessly. However, the shayateen have not spared the cloak as well.



The new "fashion" (may Allah Ta'ala save us) is ladies cloaks with western designer names boldly emblazoned on them. To add insult to injury, these cloaks are purchased in the Haramain Sharifain. The heart of Islam, the sacred lands of the Haramain, are being used to export the designer labels of the west. What an insult to our sense of Islamic values!

The purpose of the cloak for women is to conceal oneself in a plain, unattractive garment so that the attention of strange men is not drawn towards one. Parading with bold designer labels and other eye-catching accessories is in reality tantamount to screaming out: "Please look at me. See what I am wearing!" The evil of riya (ostentation) literally drips from such labels. It is reported in a narration that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The one who will wear clothing of show in this world, Allah Ta'ala will clothe him with clothing of disgrace on the day of Qiyamah" (Mishkaat).



Also, one visits the Haramain Sharifain in order to acquire the love of Allah Ta'ala and His beloved Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Purchasing the styles of His enemies in this sacred land will certainly not help one to achieve this object. Rather one will return with the wrath of Allah Ta'ala.

Displaying the designer labels of the kuffaar with pride should be considered from the following perspective: If one was aware that a certain person hates one to the core, would one walk around with that person's name emblazoned across one's clothing? Surely not. Then one should consider that the creators of western fashions love their styles and hate the Sunnah. Can one then be proud to display their names all over???

May Allah Ta'ala grant us His true love and true love for Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Aameen.

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