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Sleeping clothes

Fatwaa ID: 1231

Did RasoolAllah SAWS change (into his night) clothes every time he went to sleep?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is important to understand that the Sahaabah (R), many of them, only had a few garments. Many had only a pair or even a single piece that would only cover half of their body. This was due to their ascetic nature and disregard for the world. Nabi ﷺ was even more ascetic than the Sahaabah (R).

At times, the same clothing would be used for sleeping. Nabi ﷺ would at times attend the congregation with the same clothing he slept in provided that it was clean and pure. However, there are some Ahaadith that suggest that sometimes there was a separate garment for sleeping. Accordingly, it is mustahabb to have separate clothing for sleeping. One should change into them when possible. One’s intention should be expressing and manifesting the bounties of Allaah Ta’aala and being in a greater state of purity and cleanliness. That is also deemed to be more hygienic and appropriate. In all cases, when going out in public or standing in salaah, one should wear dignified and respectable clothing.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/10/1444 AH – 05/30/2023 CE | AMG1-3117

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


شرح معاني الآثار (1/ 50)

280 – حدثنا ربيع الجيزي، قال: ثنا إسحاق بن بكر بن مضر، قال: حدثني أبي، عن جعفر بن ربيعة، عن يزيد بن أبي حبيب، عن سويد بن قيس، عن معاوية بن حديج، عن معاوية بن أبي سفيان: أنه سأل أخته أم حبيبة زوج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم هل كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يصلي في الثوب الذي يضاجعك فيه؟ فقالت نعم إذا لم يصبه أذى “

281 – حدثنا يونس، قال: أنا ابن وهب، قال: أخبرني عمرو، وابن لهيعة , والليث عن يزيد، فذكر بإسناده مثله وقد روي عن عائشة، رضي الله عنها أيضا , ما يوافق ذلك

282 – حدثنا ابن أبي داود، قال: ثنا المقدمي، قال: ثنا خالد بن الحارث، عن أشعث، عن محمد، عن عبد الله بن شقيق، عن عائشة قالت: «كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يصلي في لحف نسائه»

283 – حدثنا فهد، قال: ثنا أحمد بن حميد، قال: ثنا غندر، عن شعبة، عن أشعث، فذكر بإسناده مثله , غير أنه قال: في لحفنا قال أبو جعفر: فثبت بما ذكرنا أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم , لم يكن يصلي في الثوب الذي ينام فيه إذا أصابه شيء من الجنابة , وثبت أن ما ذكره الأسود وهمام عن عائشة رضي الله عنها عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم , إنما هو في ثوب النوم , لا في ثوب الصلاة. فكان من الحجة لأهل القول الأول على أهل القول الثاني في ذلك

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