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Question:     If I wear Jeans, then is it allowed to fold it above the ankle while offering Salaat?


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Answer:     Islam gives full permission to wear different kinds and different designs of clothes, but gives the limits also that the garment should be satir i.e. it should cover the body appropriately.  The lower body garment worn by men should not go below the ankle.  There is a warning about this.  

Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  The part of the lower body garment below the ankles is in Hell. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2)


Again in Sahih Bukhari itself, Vol. 2, Kitab Ul Libas, there is another Hadith narrated from Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  On the day of Qiyamah, Allah SWT does not even look at that person who kept his garment below his ankles out of pride.

In the light of these and such Hadith, the Fuqaha (Jurists) have ruled that it is Makruh (undesirable).

As given in Radd ul Muhtaar , Vol. 5.

Another advantage of keeping clothes above the ankles is that the garment remains clean of dirt and filth, as given in a lengthy Hadith in Musnad Ahmed (Hadith No: 22008).  See a part out of it: Listen! If you raise your garment, it will stay safer and be more clean.

We are careless about this and thus are missing out on this Sunnah.  We ourselves should follow the Sunnah and invite our relatives, friends etc. to do the same.

Jeans or any other garment should not be so tight fitting that the parts of the body are outlined.  So it is better not to wear these kinds of garments.  

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