One of Egypt’s leading Islamic educational institutes and government bodies, Dar al-Ifta al-Miṣriyyah, which was founded to represent Islam and serve as a center for Islamic research, called on young Egyptian men to avoid wearing torn trousers, as it considered this a violation of Islamic teachings.
"Your clothes cover your genitals and decorate your body," it wrote in a post. It went on to say the clothes are inappropriate and indecent.
Recently, a number of Egyptian Universities banned students wearing torn clothes on campus.
Monufia University stirred controversy in September when one of its faculty deans said that a ban will be imposed on “ripped or faded pants."
Alexandria University followed suit, with the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture issuing a statement going further, saying that not only would ripped jeans be banned, but also tight clothes and galabiyas (a traditional Egyptian item of clothing).
“This type of attire is inappropriate and goes against our values, traditions and religion,” said the dean.
“I immediately ordered our head security officer to meet with the girls and inform them that their attire isn’t allowed on campus. I also issued directives allowing security guards to ban any student wearing such clothes from entering campus,” the dean continued.
Moreover, Alexandria University’s Department of Commerce was reported to have implemented the same ban, inflicting a LE 50 ($2.81) fine on anyone wearing prohibited clothing on campus.
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