Keeping one’s lower garment below the ankles when going to work

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Q: I heard that our pants/trousers/shalwaar/jeans/etc. should always be above the ankles. What if I normally follow this thing but when I go to work or college and because of what people will say, for sometime I dont follow it and once I feel they are not watching me I follow it again, is it a sin? 


A: Don’t worry about people. Be happy and firm on deen. There is no need to be overwhelmed or afraid of people and their impressions.

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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