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Is it compulsory for a female to remove her pant weither pure before prayers.

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Pants dress women for prayer

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself, his chaste and noble family, and his noble companions themselves wore the dresses which were worn by their people of the times. Allah and His Messenger (saws) have neither specified nor limited the believers to a particular Islamic dress, but rather gave some conditions which the dress a believer adorns himself/herself with must be fulfilled:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 26:


26 O ye children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you; but the clothing of taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.) that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah that they may receive admonition!

 

Provided that the below five conditions of apparel are not violated, there is absolutely no restriction on the type or color of clothing the believers are allowed to wear in Islam:

  1. Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.
  2. The satr of the person (man or woman) must be covered in the presence of their non-mehrams.
  3. The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.
  4. The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.
  5. Men should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men in their clothing.

 

Thus if the culture or tradition of the people where one resides is lose shirts and pants, lose skirts or blouses, saris, or whatever else; there is absolutely no harm if the believers adorns themselves with their prevalent cultural clothes, as long as none of the above listed conditions of Islam are violated.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 31:

31   O children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not those who waste.

 

Ibn 'Abbas, Ibn 'Umar and 'Aishah report that the Prophet (saws) said, "Allah does not accept the prayer of an adult woman unless she is wearing a jilbaab (khimar, hijab, head-cover)."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

 

Shariah Law dictates that for the prayer of a believing woman to be valid, she must cover her whole self completely with an outer garment (abaya, burqa, chador, jilbaab, etc.) just as she would when in the presence of non-mehram males; ie. only her face, her hands, and her feet upto the beginning of her ankles my be left exposed. If the believing sister customarily wears lose fitting pants as her normal attire, and she covers herself completely with an outer garment as she is required to when in prayer, her prayer will be valid in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, Insha Allah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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