Can women wear trousers?
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Is it okay for a woman to wear pants,with a long sleaves shirt in a way that she really looks to be covered,Thank you?
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Can women wear trousers?
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There is no harm if a woman wears long pants, and a long sleeves shirt in a way that she is fully covered, provided the pant and shirt she wears are not tight, nor transparent, nor resembling the men’s pants. But if she is going out in public or in front of non-mehram males, it would be purer and better for her if she would wear a loose ‘chador’ or ‘burqa’ or some sort of a loose outer-covering over her head and body; as that would be closer to the obedience of the command of Allah Subhanah on the apparel of the believing woman.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 59:O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons. It is expected that they will thus be recognized, and not molested. Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 31: (O Prophet) enjoin the believing woman to restrain their gaze and guard their modesty, and not to display their adornment except that which is displayed of itself, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to display their adornments except before their husbands, their fathers, …….and also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.
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