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Can I wear loose pants at work?

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher

I am a young woman who works at a place that requires me to wear a uniform. Is it permissible for me to wear pants if they are large on me?

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Scholars mention that a woman’s clothing must:

(1) Be opaque such that the colour of the skin underneath cannot be seen, (2) surround her nakedness (i.e. the parts of the body that she is obliged to cover) such that nothing appears of it, and (3) not disclose the shape of the nakedness.

If a form of clothing fulfills these conditions, it is permissible for a woman to wear it even if it differs from specific forms of clothing worn by Muslim women in other parts of the world. If the clothing does not fulfill these conditions, it would not be permissible for her to wear it.

And Allah knows best.

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