A tailor hanging the Hadith about the prohibition of Isbal
Q 1: I have some tailoring shops
for making men's clothes.
I have been working in this field for about ten years and I do not stipulate that my clients have not to do Isbal (lengthening and trailing clothing below the ankles). However, I put a large plaque inside each shop mentioning the Hadith of the Messenger (peace be upon him) which prohibits Isbal and clarifies its punishment. Am I forgiven by doing so? Is gaining through such work considered Halal (lawful)? It is worth mentioning that one of my friends had a tailoring shop and stipulated (Part No. 24; Page No. 15) that clients may not do Isbal, but after a short period he closed his shop because only very few clients conformed to this stipulation. May Allah guide us all!
It is permissible to have tailoring shops for men if the clothes are tailored in a way that does not contradict Shari`ah (Islamic law). The foregoing is considered a Halal means of earning. However, if clothes are tailored in a way that contradicts Shari`ah, by making Isbal, etc.; such work and earning will be considered Haram (prohibited). Finally, you must have Taqwa (fear/wariness of offending Allah) and be satisfied with the other Halal means of earning, for verily whosoever fears Allah (Exalted be He) and keeps their duty to Him, He will make a way for them to get out from every difficulty, and He will provide them from sources they never could have imagined.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.