Wearing trousers for safety purposes

Q 7: A merchant may wear trousers, as the Christians usually wear, to save himself getting into trouble with custom officers and policemen. He is not used to wearing trousers but is forced to do so to protect his money and honor since trouser wearers are more respected by those officials. Would this person be a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) or sinful for doing this?

A: If the reason for wearing trousers is as mentioned in the question, there is no objection to this and the person is not a Mushrik or sinful since this action brings him benefit (Part No. 24; Page No. 40) and wards off evil.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.