Du’a when wearing clothes

Question

The du’a that is famous for wearing clothes is:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي مَا أُوَارِي بِهِ عَوْرَتِي، وَأَتَجَمَّلُ بِهِ فِي حَيَاتِي

Alhamdulillahil ladhi kasani ma uwari bihi ‘aurati wa atajammalu bihi fi hayati

Should this be read for wearing clothes on a daily basis or new clothes only?

What du’as are mentioned for wearing clothes on a day to day basis in the hadith?

 

Answer

The du’a that you quoted is recorded by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) as the du’a for wearing new clothes.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3560. Also see Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 93)

The books that discuss du’as for the different occasions also cite this du’a for wearing new clothes.

(Al-Adhkar of Imam Nawawi, Hadith: 48, Al-Hisnul Hasin, pg. 88)

 

Du’a when wearing clothes on a daily basis

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ

“Alhmadulillahil ladhi kasani hadha warazaqanihi min ghayri hawlim minni wala quwwah”

One who recites this when wearing clothes will have all his past (minor) sins forgiven.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 192-193. Declared sahih by Imam Hakim and concurred by Imam Mundhiri- Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 93. Imam Tirmidhi and Hafiz ibn Hajar have declared this narration in general as sound. Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3458 and Sharhul Adhkar, vol.1 pg.300)

 

Some versions of this narration have this du’a for new clothes too.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4019)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar