14 February 2014 CE | 12 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Ibraheem First to be Clothed

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The first one to be clothed on the Day of Resurrection will be Ibraheem, who will be clothed in a garment from Paradise. A chair will be brought and placed to the right of the Throne, then I will be brought and clothed in a garment from Paradise, the like of which has never been seen.” [Ibn Hajar quoting Bayhaqi in Fath al Baari]

“The scholars mentioned that the reason for Ibraheem (alaihis salam) being given priority over others in the matter of being clothed on the Day of Resurrection is that there was no one in the earlier or later generations who feared Allah more than he did. So he will be clothed so as to reassure him and give him peace of mind.

“It may also be so – as is stated in ahadith – because he was the first person to wear trousers when he prayed, as an extra covering and to be more modest. He did what he was commanded to do, so he will be rewarded for that by being the first one to be covered on the Day of Resurrection.

“It may also be that those who threw him into the fire removed his clothes in front of those present, as is done with one who is to be killed, thus he will be rewarded by being the first one to be clothed on the Day of Resurrection, to be witnessed by all people.” [At-Tadhkirah]

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