Is Rolling Up the Lower Garment From Shuhra? – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Is it from Shuhrah [clothing worn to gain fame] today to roll up the thawb severely until the middle of the shins? Is it correct to use as evidence what some of the Salaf* said that: Shuhra today is rolling up the lower garments?

Answer: “Something that came in the Sunnah is not said to be Shuhra

[Sharh Sunan Tirmidhi no. 269]

* Translator’s Note: An example of one such narration is:

عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ ، قَالَ : عَاتَبْتُ أَيُّوبَ عَلَى طُولِ قَمِيصِهِ ، فَقَالَ : ” إِنَّ الشُّهْرَةَ فِيمَا مَضَى كَانَتْ فِي طُولِهِ ، وَهِيَ الْيَوْمَ فِي تَشْمِيرِهِ

On the authority of Ma’mar who said: I criticized Ayyub [as-Sakhtiyaani] for his long Qamees. He said: “verily Shuhra in the past used to be in long clothing and today it is in rolling up [the lower garment]”

[Reported by Ibn Abi Dunya in Tawaad’ wal-Khumool no. 61]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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