Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Men Wearing Trousers

A translation of this fatwa from Naseem al-Sham


What is the ruling on men wearing trousers? And what is the limit of the izār[1] for trousers? Is it like the thawb…above the ankles?

Trousers are normal clothes nowadays; they’re not exclusive to one nation from amongst all the others. However, it is not stipulated that they be like the thawb, and they should not hang down on the ground.

[This translation is now available from the English Naseem al-Sham site]

[1] (tn): i.e. the garment that covers the lower half of the body


Isa said...

Thank you for this translation. Is the shaykh saying that the ruling for pants isn't the same as a thawb and can go below the ankles without any dislike?

Mahdi Lock said...

Yes. And Allah knows best.