teradesa.com The Prophet Muhammad’s clothes always looked clean and neat, both during worship and outside of worship so that everyone did not get tired of looking at him.
O. Hashem in his book Berhaji Following the Path of the Prophets explains what the Prophet Muhammad’s clothes look like outside of ihram. He said the Prophet when not in ihram wore a loose robe (shamlah) like a graduation toga today.
“This wool or linen material is hemmed, folded, and stitched at the edges. Its name is burdah,” wrote O. Hashem on page 27.
The color of the Messenger’s burdah, according to Al-Bukhari’s narration through many reporters, was yellow, white, red, or black. Samurah bin Jundab said the Prophet said, “Wear white clothes while alive and shroud your corpse in white cloth as well.”
In another part, Barra bin ‘Azib said the beauty of the Messenger of Allah when wearing a red burdah. Jabir bin ‘Abdullah and Abu Ja’far Muhammad bin ‘Ali even said that on the days of Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and Friday, the Apostle wore a red burdah.
“Often the Prophet also wore yellow clothes dyed with wars and zafaran as reported by Qais bin Sa’d bin ‘Ubadah, Ummu Salamah, and others,” he said.
Atha and others said that the Prophet often also wore a green burdah. The above hadiths show that the Prophet Muhammad wanted to show his people that they could wear clothes of any color they liked. In addition to linen, the Prophet also wore a burdah of wool that was white or dyed black as stated by Aisha and Abu Burdah.
The clothing that the Prophet disliked was silk clothing. Anas bin Malik reported that once upon a time, the Prophet received a gift of silk clothes from the King of Rome. After trying it on, he took it off and said this silk garment was not suitable for the pious.