Is wearing Jeans/Pants haram for Muslim women?
I am new to wearing Hijab and have worn jeans all my life.
I am hoping someone can help me to understand if wearing pants or jeans is haram for females. I found this out yesterday that if women imitates men she would not even smell the fragrance of paradise, is this true? Does wearing jeans/pants count as imitating men, when that is NOT my intention at all? I wear jeans and long blouse. And for work it's dress pants and again my shirt is long. Can someone please clear this up, I don't know what I'm gonna do if it's haram. I don't mind wearing dress/skirt when going out but for work its different.
And can you shake hands with men on a purely professional level? (If this question's been answered, a link will do)
Thank you in advance.