Women wearing pants and shirt

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Q: Does Islaam allow women to wear pants and shirt? If not, then can we wear it in front of our husbands? How about our blood-related sisters or female cousins? Also, are there any type of clothes wives can’t wear in front of their husbands or can we wear all types of clothes?


A: Women should wear feminine clothing. Feminine clothing refers to clothing of good respectable women.

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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