Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad was asked:

Question:

I left my thawb with a tailor in order to shorten it to the middle of the shins. When I wore it, it became above the ankle, is this permissible to wear it?

Answer:

“Wear it. If the thawb falls below the ankles in the state of ruku’, then this does not affect it. This occurrence of the thawb being below the ankle is due to the ruku’. As long as it [the thawb] in the usual state is within the Legislated distance [i.e. between the shin until the ankle, then this is ok]”.

[Sharh Abu Dawood no. 459]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan