Men's Dress Attire - Are Short Pants Permissible?
  • Question:

    Is it permissible for men to wear short pants?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Islamically, it is permissible to wear short pants. However if one is in public in the presence of non-mahrams, then the short pants would be acceptable as long as the Islamic requirements of dress code are adhered.

    • Clothing must be loose.
    • A woman’s entire body is to be covered apart from hands and face.
    • A man must cover the portion of the body from the navel to the knees.

    For men, if the short pants are too tight, above the knee or below the navel, it would not be permissible.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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