Hadith on Dress: Wearing nice clothes for celebration, diplomacy

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: Umar bought a silk cloak from the market and took it to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, take it and wear it on Eid and when the delegations visit you.” The Prophet said, “This clothing is for those who have no share in the Hereafter.” After a while, the Prophet sent a silk cloak to Umar. Umar came to the Prophet with the cloak and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, you said this clothing was for those who have no share in the Hereafter, yet you have sent me this cloak.” The Prophet said, “Sell it or take care of your needs with it.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Verily, I did not send it for you to wear it. Rather, I sent it for you to make veils out of it for your women.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 906, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2068

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عن ابن عمر قَالَ أَخَذَ عُمَرُ جُبَّةً مِنْ إِسْتَبْرَقٍ تُبَاعُ فِي السُّوقِ فَأَخَذَهَا فَأَتَى بِهَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ابْتَعْ هَذِهِ تَجَمَّلْ بِهَا لِلْعِيدِ وَالْوُفُودِ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّمَا هَذِهِ لِبَاسُ مَنْ لَا خَلَاقَ لَهُ فَلَبِثَ عُمَرُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَلْبَثَ ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِجُبَّةِ دِيبَاجٍ فَأَقْبَلَ بِهَا عُمَرُ فَأَتَى بِهَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّكَ قُلْتَ إِنَّمَا هَذِهِ لِبَاسُ مَنْ لَا خَلَاقَ لَهُ وَأَرْسَلْتَ إِلَيَّ بِهَذِهِ الْجُبَّةِ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَبِيعُهَا أَوْ تُصِيبُ بِهَا حَاجَتَكَ

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