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Last updated: 8th November 2006
Question ID: #3001
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8th November 2006


ive heard that there is a certain way of wearing the kurta or any top.
1st right arm in, then left arm and then head. Is this the correct order and way of wearing a top?can you please confirm.


Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
26th September 2007
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

It is superior to start from the right for all noble matters, for this was the way of the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

It is narrated by Sayyida A'isha (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) loved to start from the right hand side in purification as he purified himself, and comb his hair as he combed, and wear shoes as he wore shoes (from the right hand side),"
(Ibn Majah)

Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would begin with the right side when wearing his Kurta. (i.e. He would first place the right hand in the right sleeve.)
(Tirmizi vol.1 pg. 306)

So the good manner of wearing clothes etc, is that the right hand should be in first, then the head and then the left hand or vice versa (left hand then the head).

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.