His Clothing

God’s Messenger’s صلى الله عليه و سلم dress traditions provide the best of guidance and a perfect example in their simplicity, ease, practicality, and health benefits. God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم sometimes wore an outer cloak over a loose garment, though he mostly wore a loin cloth (a toga or a wrapper; Arb. izãr) around his waist, which extended down to above his ankles. He also liked to wear a long shirt (qamïs) with sleeves of moderate length covering short of his wrists. He wore his shirt over his wrapper and it extended down to his thighs. God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم also wore a medium-sized turban to protect his head from hot and cold weather. He simply wound his turban in folds about the head, drew the ends and tucked them snugly under the earlobe. In the city, he wore light shoes that did not cover his ankles, and sometimes he wore light short boots during travels. His preferred color was white and sometimes he wore an untanned cloak made of camel’s hair, and he did not wear a black or a red, a dyed, or a glossy outfit. Only once was he seen wearing a black turban, or a green garment, and only once was he seen wearing a reddish-black Yemenite attire.

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