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 Is It Permissible for Women to Perform Prayer Wearing Trousers?

Is it permissible for women to perform salah wearing a loose trouser, loose as a skirt may be?


It is one of the conditions of salah to cover the parts of the body considered as awrah. And the cover must not be tight or transparent. Only with proper coverings, not revealing any parts of the body, a prayer is valid.

But Is a woman’s wearing trousers permissible?

One of the conditions of a woman’s covering is its not resembling to man’s clothes. Prophet said:
“Allah has cursed the men who make themselves look like women and the women who make themselves look like men.”
(Bukhari; al-Fath, 10/332).
“Allah has cursed the man who wears women’s clothes and the woman who wear men’s clothes.” (Abu Dawud, 4/355; Sahih al-Jaami’, 5071).
These hadiths above explains the resemblance in terms of clothing. According to this, though women wearing trousers accomplish the condition of covering her awrah, she is not accomplishing the command of “not resembling man and not wearing men’s clothes.” Thus she is considered committing sin. Trouser worn by women is also a cause leading to sin since it is tight and revealing the part of the body and leads to arise unlawful sexual feeling. (from the book “Special Fatwas for Women”) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Is It Permissible for Women to Perform Prayer Wearing Trousers?

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