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Men Wearing Shorts or Short Pants

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt


Is it permissible for men to wear short pants?


In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Kind

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

Islamically, it is permissible to wear short pants. However if one is in public in the presence of non-maḥrams, then the short pants would be acceptable as long as the Islamic requirements of dress code are adhered.

  • Clothing must be loose.
  • A woman’s entire body is to be covered apart from hands and face.
  • A man must cover the portion of the body from the navel to the knees.

For men, if the short pants are too tight, above the knee or below the navel, it would not be permissible.

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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