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Minimum Length of a Woman’s Garment

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Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool

Question: I have seen many questions relating to the length of men’s clothing but none concerning the length of women’s skirts and trousers. I know ankle length is preferred for men. I wear my clothing to the top of my foot so I don’t trip and fall. I have seen many sisters with their clothing dragging on the ground. Which is the preferred length for women?

Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah,

The minimum length of a woman’s garment is that it cover her ankles, beyond this is open to preference.


Shaista Maqbool

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