Dear children! Eid is the day of thanksgiving and showing ‘happiness and joy’. On this blessed occasion, everyone, be young children or elders, all dress up themselves in best clothes. On the other hand, there is another side of the coin, some people in our society cannot afford to buy new clothes and their children insist them on buying new clothes.
Let’s ask Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Maulana Ilyas Qaadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ whether it is necessary to wear new clothes for the day of Eid.
He دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ says: ‘On the day of Eid, wearing new clothes is a Mustahab act if it is done according to Shari’ah and intended for reward. If one cannot afford new clothes then he should wear the best clothes available at home.’ (Madani Muzakarah, 25th Ramadan 1438 corresponding to 21 June 2017)
Dear children! You should not trouble your parents either by insisting them on buying new clothes, rather adopt good manners like good children and wear clean and neat clothes available at your home if your parents are unable to manage new clothes for you. Remember! Choose only those clothes which are not against the Islamic dress code such as avoid wearing the clothes bearing cartoon picture and the images of living creation etc. Similarly, male children should not wear the clothes of female children and female children should not copy male children either in terms of wearing clothes.
Dear children! It is requested to you to make a firm intention that you will always like those clothes which are prepared according to Sunnah guidelines اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.