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Keeping the lower garment above the ankle.

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Jamia Binoria

Assalamu Alaikum
Sir I wish to know about keeping the lower garment above the ankle. 1. What is the Shar’i status of it? 2. Is it necessary to keep the lower garment above the ankle at all cost? 3. Under which conditions is it allowed? Please reply to all questions with references, contexts and translations.

الجواب حامدا و مصلیا

Severe warnings are recorded in Ahadees e Mubaraka with reference to leaving the lower garment below the ankle without any excuse, to the extent that, in one occasion it was mentioned that the part covered below the ankle to be burnt in the fire of Hell. This is why the respected Jurists have declared that, doing so purposely without a valid excuse is impermissible and Makrooh e Thahreemi. Therefore it is necessary to refrain from it. In case of anyone having some excuse, the ruling on same too could be made available by re-sending the question with complete details of the excuse.

This Q&A was indexed from the official english fatwa portal of Jamia Binoria. It is an Islamic educational institute in Karachi, Pakistan.

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