My love for the Qameese/ Thobe:

My love for the Qameese:

Growing up I used to playfully mock the deen in which I now follow. Certainly my heart was blind towards the Haqq. Never would I have thought growing up that I would wear a qameese, or even take it to be my favourite garment. It was a transition with many challenges, from tucking in my qameese when friends and family seen me, to putting it on only when I attend the Masajd… It was a transition which moulded me to care less what people care to say. Though the qameese isn’t necessarily considered wajib to some, it remains my favourite item to wear because of the benefit it brings.

Some of the benefits include:
° Comfort
° Being greeted by fellow ikhwaan
° Modesty
° Awrah being fully covered during and outside of salat
° & that it was the most beloved garment to our Nabi ﷺ.

Indeed it was a dress of customs, but I am not aware of any other type of garment which covers your awrah as the qameese does. It is undeniable that when one goes in rukku’ or sajdah that their pants cups their awrah. Allah commands us to observe modesty yet we meet him (In salat) sometimes in tight garments where our shirt rides up in sujood, or the shape of awrah is visible, wAllahul musta’an.

This was a brief illustration on my personal love for the Qameese, furthermore:

Imam Shawkani rahimahullah said:

والحديث يدل على استحباب لبس القميص، وإنما كان أحب الثياب إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لأنه أمكن في الستر من الرداء والإزار اللذين يحتاجان كثيراً من الربط والإمساك وغير ذلك، بخلاف القميص.

“عن أم سلمة رضي الله عنها قالت:
كَانَ أَحَبُّ الثِّيَابِ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْقَمِيص
رواه الترمذي”

Narrated by Umm Salamah, may Allah be pleased with her, that: The most beloved garment to the Prophet (ﷺ) is the qameese.
Reported in Tirmidhi

Imam Shawkani rahimahullah said:
The Hadith proves the recommendation of wearing the qameese. Verily it was the most beloved clothing to the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam because it is more capable of covering the body than the rida (upper garment) and izar (lower garment) which are in need of tightening and other than that unlike the qameese”

(Nayl al-Awtaar)

**But the qameese is a Sunnah of custom not a Sunnah of ibaadah**

Translated by:

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

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