Hadith on Clothing: No harm in garments falling to the ankle

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The garment of a Muslim should be lowered to the middle of the shin, but there is no harm or blame in what is between it and the ankles. Whatever is lower than the ankles is in the Hellfire. Whoever trails his garment in pride, Allah will never look to him.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4093

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Nawawi

Al-Azimabadi said, “In this tradition is evidence that it is recommended for the garment of a Muslim man to be lowered midway between the shins, and it is permissible, without being discouraged, to lower it even further to the ankles.”

Source: ‘Awn al-Ma’būd 4093

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِزْرَةُ الْمُسْلِمِ إِلَى نِصْفِ السَّاقِ وَلَا حَرَجَ أَوْ لَا جُنَاحَ فِيمَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْكَعْبَيْنِ مَا كَانَ أَسْفَلَ مِنْ الْكَعْبَيْنِ فَهُوَ فِي النَّارِ مَنْ جَرَّ إِزَارَهُ بَطَرًا لَمْ يَنْظُرْ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ

4093 سنن أبي داود كتاب اللباس باب في قدر موضع الإزار

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قال العظيم آبادي وَالْحَدِيثُ فِيهِ دَلَالَةٌ عَلَى أَنَّ الْمُسْتَحَبَّ أَنْ يَكُونَ إِزَارُ الْمُسْلِمِ إِلَى نِصْفِ السَّاقِ وَالْجَائِزُ بِلَا كَرَاهَةٍ مَا تَحْتَهُ إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ

4093 عون المعبود