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Assalamu Alaykum.... Is that Allowed to wear a loose pant or skirt instead of Burka? As one of my friend goes to university in Scarf and she is not allowed to wear burka so can she wear a loose pant? And if it is not allowed kindly give some refrence from Hadees or Quran... Jazakhallah Khair...

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If you mean burka that covers the face then the problem is solved. She can remove the face veil and wear the black jilbab. But she should not put on anything on her face that will attract attention. 

is permissible for her to wear any colour of clothing so long as it covers her ‘awrah, does not resemble men’s clothing, and is not so tight as to show the shape of her limbs or so thin as to show what is beneath it, and does not provoke temptation. but it is better for her to wear a jilbab.

The purpose of clothing is to prevent fitnah (temptation), and this can only be achieved if clothes are wide and loose. Tight clothes, even if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and create a vivid image in the minds of men. The corruption or invitation to corruption that is inherent in that is quite obvious. So the clothes must be wide. Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave me a thick Egyptian garment that was one of the gifts given to him by Duhyat al-Kalbi, and I gave it to my wife to wear. He said, ‘Why do I not see you wearing that Egyptian garment?’ I said, ‘I gave it to my wife to wear.’ He said, ‘Tell her to wear a gown underneath it, for I am afraid that it may describe the size of her bones.’” (Narrated by al-Diyaa’ al-Maqdisi in al-Ahaadeeth al-Mukhtaarah, 1/442, and by Ahmad and al-Bayhaqi, with a hasan isnaad).

So no matter if you wear a pants it will reveal your shape so it is deemed haram in addition women are not suppose to imitate men in dress. However, if you men skirt that is loose and that it covers the whole lower half. It permissible on the condition that upper half is covered according the shariah, such as a a very loose sweater or with a jacket that is long enough to cover the back. It should not be  adorned with bright  color.

It is stated in sharee’ah that Muslims, men and women alike, should not resemble or imitate the kuffaar with regard to worship, festivals or clothing that is specific to them. This is an important Islamic principle which nowadays, unfortunately, is neglected by many Muslims, even those who care about religion and calling others to Islam. This is due either to ignorance of their religion, or because they are following their own whims and desires, or because of deviation, combined with modern customs and imitation of kaafir Europe. This was one of the causes of the Muslims’ decline and weakness, which enabled the foreigners to overwhelm and colonize them. “…Verily, Allaah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves …” [al-Ra’d 13:11 – interpretation of the meaning]. If only they knew.

So it is permitted on these conditions, but if you met the face veil then majority of scholars have said that is permisible to cover if you have no option. She should just wear the jilbab.

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Jazakhallah Khair...

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