Wisdom behind the prohibition of Isbal

Q 2: Please give me a clear and convincing reason for the impermissibility of Isbal (lengthening and trailing clothing below the ankles), especially that I heard a scholar saying that a man may do Isbal so long as he is not doing so out of arrogance. This scholar proceeded to say that Isbal was prohibited at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) because the roads used to be muddy and unclean, but now people always use their cars and the roads are very clean. What should I do then?

A: Those who limit the reasons for the prohibition of Isbal to what is mentioned in the question are mistaken. Rather, amongst the reasons for the prohibition of Isbal is that the latter is a manifestation of arrogance and extravagance. Also, the basic rule is that we have to follow the texts that we have in this regard whether the wisdom behind this prohibition is clear or not.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.