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Folding clothes

Question

I’ve heard that it is Sunnah to fold the clothes and not to hang them. Is there any Hadith about this?

 

Answer

I have not seen this mentioned as an actual Sunnah.

However, Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the following from Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha):

‘Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) had a [special] pair of clothes which he would wear on Fridays. After that we would fold them [and store them] till the next Jumu’ah.’

(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 3540, Al-Mu’jamus Saghir, vol.1 pg.152. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.2 pg.175, Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 710 & Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 676)

The chain for this is very weak, and would therefore need more substantiation for it to be rendered a sunnah.

 

Note: This narration does not state that the clothes should not be hanged.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar