Is it haram to wear shorts?

Clothing is one of our basic needs. The only means of body decoration and covering the body. Apart from that, clothing is also a unique tool for expressing personality.

In the Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala emphasizes the importance of clothing and says,

‘O mankind, I have provided clothing for you, so that you may cover the part of your body which is exposed to sin, and the garment is also an instrument of beauty.

The best clothing is taqwa. This is one of the instructions of Allah so that people may take heed. (Surat al-A’raf: 26)

From this verse, we can understand the importance of clothing. But what kind of clothes to wear.

What will men’s clothing be like? And what will be the dress of women? Can I wear shorts? Or is it forbidden to wear shorts in Islam?

The answers to these questions often confuse us. We are discussing these answers in the visible blog.

Is it haram to wear shorts?

Yes, wearing shorts is haram in Islam. Because Islam instructs us to wear clothes that cover the whole Star.

A man from her navel to below the knee and a woman’s whole body is seventeen.

Regarding clothing, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O Children of Adam, We have sent down to you garments that cover your private parts and beautify you.” (Surat al-A’raf: 26)

Therefore, since a short dress fails to fulfil this purpose, wearing it will not be valid in the eyes of Shariah.

In the case of short dresses, there is a similarity between men and women. Islam forbids men and women to wear the same clothes.

Rasulullah – Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam –
Cursed is the man who wears women’s clothes and cursed is the woman who wears men’s clothes. (Abu Dawood, Hadith: 4096)

However, there are some explanations for the prohibition of short dress for men and women. We discuss that below.

Is it haram to wear shorts for men?

What is meant by short dress for men should be clarified first?

If a Muslim man wears a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. The pants extend up to his knees. However, it will not be forbidden.

Because a man’s star is from his navel to his knees. And T-shirts are not women’s clothing. In this respect, he is not similar to women.

However, a man should always wear circumcision clothes. Such as Tub Jubba etc. Because all these clothes were worn by our beloved prophet.

Is it haram to wear shorts for women?

No Muslim girl can go out wearing shorts. Such as bra panties, tight-fit pants and Genji kameez etc.

Muslim women are strictly forbidden to wear these clothes. Our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said,

‘I have never seen two types of people. (They will come in the future) One type of them is all the women who will be naked even if they wear clothes.

They will attract others to themselves and they will be attracted to others. The hair of their head will be tilted like the hump of a camel of Bukhti Kabila.

They will not enter Paradise. They will not even get the scent of paradise. But the fragrance of paradise can be obtained from far and wide. (Muslim)

Explaining that even if one wears clothes in this hadith, one will remain naked, Keram said in Muhaddisinin,

  • Women should wear thin clothes under which their bodies can be seen clearly.
  • They will wear shorts which are not enough for their Shame covering.
  • And They will remain indifferent in taqwa even after receiving financial blessings from Allah.
  • They will wear short and tight-fit clothes which will make the special parts of their body look attractive.

It is clear from this hadith that it is haram for Muslim women to wear shorts.

Is it haram to wear shorts in the house?

Wearing shorts at home or home may be legal in some cases. If the other member of the family is not in front then it is valid.

But if there is a mahram man in front, then wearing shorts will not be halal. Because it is permissible to keep both hands, feet and face open only in front of mahram men.

It is not lawful to publish any other organ besides these. But wearing shorts exposes other organs.

Is it haram to wear shorts to sleep?

You can sleep by wearing sleeping shorts. It will not be forbidden. Because everyone’s sleeping room is separate and safe.
No one can see the limbs of his body.

And it is not necessary to cover the awrah in your private room or when you are alone.

Or if a woman is in front of her husband or the husband is in front of his wife then there is no problem in wearing a short dress.

There is no need to cover seventeen between husband and wife. They may not be wearing clothes at all. Then why would you object to wearing shorts?


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