There are some scholars that say that wearing trousers and leggings for women is Haram. And there are some other Muslims that say that it is permissible only if the trousers are not tight and a long shirt is worn with those ones:

  1. Is it permissible or not?
  2. If it is permissible, are women allowed to pray while wearing trousers and long shirts?
  3. Nowadays, modernization is dominating so you see some women (especially during hot seasons) putting on Hijab in styles but they manage to hide the hair but sometimes the neck is showing, is it permissible?
  1. As long as the trousers and legging are not tight but loose on the body, it is permissible.
  2. Yes. As long as the women are covering their body, wearing the Hijab and as mentioned above the clothes, are not tight on their body, it is permissible.
  3. Yes, the Quran states that women should cover their hair. Many women these days cover their faces with the niqab (like borqah or...). However the Quran does not state that one should, it is a common misconception similar to the neck being shown. So short answer is, yes the neck can be shown.

In regard to your three inquiries:

  • As an Islamic rule, women must cover all their bodies except “face (the circle shape of the face) and hands till wrists (i.e. palm and its back, and fingers)”. Commonly it is not haram for women to wear trousers. But it would be haram if it is considered as a tight trouser, since being tight could make the people (or youth) arousal…
  • In regard to your second question, according to the above-mentioned issue, it seems that there is no matter to prayer by a trouser which is not tight. (Although it is better to prayers and always being by Chaador or Aba as a pretty complete veil (in front of non-Mahrams)
  • According to the initial formula, as I illustrated, it is obligatory for women to cover all of their bodies except those parts which I named. But they must cover their neck as well, otherwise they are doing a haram practice. And there is no difference if it is even so hot. Haram is haram.



  • But U see leggings are naturally tight...so what if U wear them with a long shirt? – hafsa Jun 1 '15 at 7:00
  • while Salah (prayer), if it covers the leg (and if it is not thin), seemingly it can be permissible, (Of course there ought not to be non-Mahram to see... / it is just for prayer (without the attendance of non-Mahram) and if it is not thin ... / Good luck. – اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد Jun 1 '15 at 7:18
  • So you mean you have to pray in absence of non-mahram even while not wearing thick clothes – hafsa Jun 1 '15 at 18:14
  • uh, Sorry, perhaps I didn't explain completely, but I meant: as much as I figured out, they could be haram in front of non-Mahram, since they can stimulate non-Mahram somewhat ..., but you can say prayer by them if those are thick (when there is n't any non-Mahram / but you can not say prayer if those are thin ... / – اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد Jun 2 '15 at 5:43

I am going to dissect your question into 3 different questions:

  1. Is it Haram to wear trousers and leggings if it’s not tight?
    Not Haram you are covered!

  2. Is it Haram to wear trousers and leggings if it’s tight? Haram if some body parts are able to be distinguished.

  3. Is it good to use such kind of Hijab? (I am no longer talking about Haram or Halal, I am talking about good and great)
    You must always be within the boundaries of religion...meaning that your hair, neck, arms... all most be always and always covered. But you can see a 1000 ladies do that in a 1000 different ways. So which one is the best? Which one would have possibly made Prophet Muhammad and Happy? Which would be the most similar to the way Lady Fatima dressed? Which would be the most covered yet acceptable to the area you are living in? المؤمن یقف عند الشبهه a believer stops when facing a doubt... Meaning that if you think that your way of hijab is in a way that Prophet Muhammad would have accepted but not be happy with...then try to do better!

One last note: What is the purpose of wearing trousers and leggings? Is to be socially acceptable? Is it to be more attractive? Is it just to be comfortable with your clothes?

If it’s to be more attractive while still having hijab, then the person needs to think again about their intention of that hijab... because hijab is to cover all kinds of attractions (not to make yourself ugly... but not trying to beautify yourself when covering yourself...Have you seen a lot ladies that unknowingly put on full hijab yet wear make-up and colorly clothes...)


If you need to do anything for the sake if Allah s.w, It is better to leave behind all those seem to have doubt on them and do as most comfortable things. A Muslim girl is not allowed to pray while their legs are not well covered. If thats so, then how about neck,? How about showing their figure by wearing a tight clothes. It is not allowed to show up their parts of their body direct or indirect way.

Haraam is Haraam. A muslim girl is allowed to wear a kind of clothes if and only if it is covered with an allowed clothes over it.

Among the reason of prayers is for us to meet and talk to Allah indirect.... Would anyone like to meet Allah that way Allah told you its Haraam.?

Allahu a'alam

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