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Women wearing pants below the ankles

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  1. What is the status of women wearing her pants below the ankle?
  2. Is it permissible for her to wear it above the ankle for her husband in the privacy of her room?



  1. She should be wearing her pants below the ankles. It should be so loose that it covers the entire feet as well.
  2. Yes.

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

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من جر ثوبه خيلاء لم ينظر الله إليه يوم القيامة فقالت أم سلمة فكيف يصنعن النساء بذيولهن ؟ قال يرخين شبرا فقالت إذا تنكشف أقدامهن قال فيرخينه ذراعا لا يزدن عليه (جامع الترمذي #1731)

عن أم الحسن أن أم سلمة حدثتهم أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم شبر لفاطمة شبرا من نطاقها (جامع الترمذي #1732)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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