This booklet is being presented to the english reader as a humble attempt to tackle the issue of Isbaal. There are many discrepancies and confusions that exist regarding the importance of the garments of the muslim man being above his ankles.
Today, many argue due to ignorance and lack of real Islamic understanding, claiming this order of the Prophet ﷺ to be merely a Sunnah. This goes against the many Ahadith that exist to prove otherwise, as well as dissenting from an issue which the Salaf As-Saliheen, i.e. the Sahaba, tabeen and the tabee’ tabeen and those who follow them, likewise, have unanimously agreed upon.
As Allah ﷻ says: “… And whatever the Messenger gives you take it, and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it.” (Al Hasr 59:7) Therefore it is not befitting for the people to disagree in matters, where Allaah and His Messenger ﷺ have already agreed upon.
We ask Allah ﷻ to forgive us in our shortcomings, and to forgive of our pious predecessors who fought hard in the correcting of the Deen from falsehood, with the tongue, the sword and the pen. And we ask Allah ﷻ, to bless us all with the highest level of Paradise,