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Wear white clothing, for they are purer and better

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic and true?

It was narrated from Samurah ibn Jundub (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa  said:

“Wear white garments, for they are purer and better.”

 

Answer

This Hadith is authentic and has been recorded in numerous Hadith collections including Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Nasai and Sunan Ibn Majah.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2810, Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 5322 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3567)

Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

 

The commentators of Hadith explain that since white garments easily become soiled, a person will wash them more often. Therefore white garments are purer.

(Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 2810)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar