Can women wear pants or show her feet during prayers

Fatwa ID: 02500

Answered by: Maulana Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Question:

In Islam, can woman wear pants and/or show her feet, during prayer?

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحي

In reagrds to your questions:

  1. Woman wearing pants

Its written in ‘Ahsanul Fatawa’:

“if the clothing is such that, by wearing it, the females body parts and shape are visible and noticeable, this is not permissible and even performing salaah with those types of clothing won’t be permissible.”[1]

  1. Feet visible during Salaah

And the Satr of the female is…her full body… besides her face, her hands and feet.[2]

Therefore, a woman must cover herself properly when performing Salat. Everything besides the face, hands and feet must be covered. 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1]AhsanulFatawa Vol 8, Pg 28, Saeed Company.

[2]Raddul Muhtar Vol 2, Pg 78, DarulAlimilKutub.

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