A woman going out wearing trousers

Q 1: I am a 17-year-old girl and I have not worn the Hijab (veil) yet, but I am on my way to putting it on before 1/11/1995, In Sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills), because I have learned that Hijab is Fard (obligatory) on women. I would like to wear Hijab with trousers; does Allah permit us to do this? Please provide me with the evidence if it exists.

A: It is obligatory on a woman to be covered from Ajanib (men other than a husband or permanently unmarriageable male relatives) with the Hijab prescribed by the Shari‘ah (Islamic law). This should be done without dressing up. If she goes out in clothing that is attractive causing Fitnah (temptation), this is not permissible, even if she is apparently wearing a Hijab. This includes wearing trousers instead of full covering clothes. Allah (Glorified be He) says in Surah Al-Ahzab (what means): And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen: that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And He (Exalted be He) addressed the Prophet’s wives (peace be upon him), saying: And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salât (Iqamât-as-Salât), and give Zakât and obey Allâh and His Messenger. He (Glorified be He) also says: O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). (Part No. 17; Page No. 175) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.