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Du'a when wearing clothes

Question

The dua that is famous for wearing clothes is:

“Alhamdu Lillahiladhi 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 duas 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

“Alhmadulillahil ladhy kasani hadha warazaqanihi min ghairi 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 & concurred by Imam Mundhiri- Targhib, vol.2 pg.93. Imam Tirmidhi & Hafiz ibn Hajar have declared this narration in general as sound. Sunan Tirmidhi, hadith: 3458 & 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