Q: From my childhood i wear white of fridays. I really do not know why i wear it. my child tells me i am wrong and it is an onovation. i am not wanting to argue with him. i saw my teacher do it. i loved him. i feel he was right. am i right to do it? also, Why do old shieks wear white. not all, but many that i have seen? does it have a baes? (email.)
A: The following hadith should be shown to your son.
حدثنا أحمد بن يونس حدثنا زهير حدثنا عبد الله بن عثمان بن خثيم عن سعيد بن جبير عن ابن عباس قال
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم البسوا من ثيابكم البياض فإنها من خير ثيابكم وكفنوا فيها موتاكم وإن خير أكحالكم الإثمد يجلو البصر وينبت الشعر
- Wearing white is a request of the Prophet (SAW)
- It is the best of colors for your clothing
- Adorn your dead with it white
- Wearing white whilst alive should be a color that would assist a person to remember death often
Allah certainly Knows Best.