Trousers - Folding Them Upwards
  • Question:

    I have heard differences of opinion regarding the length of trousers that men are required to keep this above the ankles. However is it permitted to simply fold our trousers upward? I do this on a regular basis and not just for Salah.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    In Islam men are obligated to keep their garments above their ankles in a fashion that their ankles are completely exposed. This can also be achieved by rolling up one's pants, trousers or garments as you have indicated in your question.

    “Whatever portion of the waist wrap (izaar) is below the ankles, it shall be in the fire.” (Bukhari)

    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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