oh youth, think of death when you see white!

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.

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