Category: Men
Fatwa#: 31415
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Jul 01,2014

Title: Is it still Haraam to wear the pants below the ankles without pride and arrogance?


i am very confused that if i wear my pants below
ankles without pride or arrogance, is it still haram then?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Wearing pants below the ankles is impermissible whether out of pride or not.[1]

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «ما أسفل من الكعبين من الإزار ففي النار» (صحيح البخاري، باب ما أسفل من الكعبين فهو في النار)

Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Nabi sallaAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “Whatever hangs below the ankles will be in Hell” (Al Bukhari)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hisham Dawood

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 إمداد الفتاوى ج-٤ ص-١٢٢، مكتبه دار العلوم كراتشي

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