The Health Aspect
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: “Whatever flows below the ankles will be in the fire.”
Allah will not even look at the person who allows clothes of pride to flow (beneath the ankles).” (Abu Dawood)
Tahir Muni, a businessman, says, “I was once on a visit to Michigan in the United states where I saw a health centre. My friend offered to take me there and show me around. We reached the centre and saw that it had different sections. Whilst strolling around, we reached the clothing section. There we saw written: “Keep your clothes above your ankles, you will be saved from swelling, tumor and insanity.” I was stunned by seeing this and asked my friend: “Is this a Muslim health centre?” He replied: “No, this is a Christian research centre where they research different aspects of health. They also discuss Islamci aspects here. If the garments cover the ankles, some very important arteries remain covered which water and air. By remaining covered it affects the body.
(Translated from Al Balaagh – Darul Uloom Karachi Sept.1997)
Source: An Nasihah