Wearing shorts

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it haraam to wear shorts? Ahaadees say a man must cover himself from the navel to above the knees. If it’s true, then does it mean that we can wear shorts and offer prayers in it? Waiting for your answer.


A: Yes, it is obviously haraam.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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