Category: Menstruation
Fatwa#: 2761
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: May 09,2001

Title: Is it permissible for ladies to wear pants and shirts if they maintain their modesty and hijab along with it?

Question

I have this doubt in mind because it has been said in the Quran that men are not supposed to be dressed like women and vice versa. But now the times are different and taking the simplest example: In pakistan men wear shalwar-kameez also what women wear? (Its a traditional attire) So if women are wearing pants and shirts that are tailored for females, still maintaining the hijab, is it permissible?

Answer

It is permissible for females to wear such clothes (pants and shirts) that
are specifically tailored for females.

However, when a female emerges from her home, she must maintain strict Hijaab.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

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