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What should we wear on our feet when praying our Salah at the Masjid?

 

I see Brothers………………

 

> Bare feet

> Cotton Socks

> Leather Socks

 

Me? I wear cotton socks.

 

But what does Islam tell us?

 

Any Hadiths?

 

The majority of the Brothers I have seen pray bare feet, but is there any preference? Are socks allowed?

 

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Socks are of course allowed, but not sure whether bare feet is preferred.

 

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You can pray with bare feet, leather socks, or cotton socks.

 

The only difference is when it comes to making wudhu. It is permissable to wipe over leather socks in wudhu (providing you are in a state of wudhu when you put them on), however if one wipes over ordinary socks the wudhu is invalid.

 

Also for the woman, according to some schools of thought, it is obligatory for her to cover her feet during prayer, as they are taken to be part of the 'awrah. Covering the feet can be done through wearing socks (leather or ordinary) or wearing a long-flowing garment that completely covers the feet during prayer.

 

InshaAllah someone else can elaborate further.

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As Salam Alikom

 

The only difference is when it comes to making wudhu. It is permissable to wipe over leather socks in wudhu (providing you are in a state of wudhu when you put them on), however if one wipes over ordinary socks the wudhu is invalid.

 

öAre you sure about that sister? coz i've read that is allowed to wipe over both cotton or leather socks (with conditions):

 

It is not essential for socks to be of leather

 

Question:

What is nature of socks during wipening.? Can a person wipe on any socks or it must be leather. Give the answer in light of Quran and Hadith?

 

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

 

It was narrated that al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did wudoo’ and wiped over his socks and shoes.†(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 92; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi, no. 86)

 

The author of al-Qaamoos said: jawrab (socks) means something that is wrapped around the feet.

 

Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi said: jawrab means a thin cover for the feet made of wool, worn to keep the feet warm.

 

It was narrated that Yahyaa al-Bakka’ said: I heard Ibn ‘Umar saying, “Wiping over the socks (jawrabayn) is like wiping over the leather slippers (khuffayn).â€

 

Al-Musannaf by Ibn Abi Shaybah, 1/173

 

Ibn Hazm said: wiping over anything that is worn on the feet – of things that are permitted to be worn and which come up above the ankles – is Sunnah, whether they are slippers (khuffayn) made of leather or felt or wood, or socks made of linen, wool, cotton, camel hair or goat hair, whether leather is worn over them or not, or whether they are overshoes or slippers worn over slippers or socks worn over socks.

 

Al-Muhalla, 1/321

 

Some scholars differed as to whether it is permissible to wipe over the slippers (khuffaayn). The correct view as indicated by the evidence is that it is permissible to do that, as stated above.

 

About the conditions:

Question:

What are the conditions for wiping over the socks? Please give the daleel (evidence) for that.

 

Answer:

 

Praise be to Allaah.

 

Four conditions apply to wiping over the socks.

The first condition:

 

That they should have been put on when one was in a state of tahaarah (purity, i.e., when one has wudoo’). The evidence for that is what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah: “Don’t worry, because I put them one when I was clean.â€

 

The second condition:

 

That the khufoof (leather slippers which cover the ankle) or socks should be taahir (pure). If they are naajis (impure) then it is not permissible to wipe over them. The daleel for that is that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) led his companions in prayer one day wearing shoes, which he took off whilst he was praying. He said that Jibreel had told him that there was something dirty on them. This was narrated by Ahmad from the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) in his Musnad. This indicates that it is not permissible to pray wearing anything that is naajis, because if the naajis thing is wiped over, the person will be contaminated by that najaasah (impurity), so he cannot be considered to be taahir (pure).

 

The third condition:

 

They may be wiped over when one is purifying oneself from minor impurity (i.e., doing wudoo’ after passing wind, urine or stools), not when one is in a state of janaabah (major impurity following sexual activity) or when ghusl is required. The evidence for that is the hadeeth of Safwaan ibn ‘Assaal (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us, when we were travelling, not to remove our khufoof for three days and three nights, except in the case of janaabah. But we could keep them on and wipe over them in the case of stools, urine and sleeping.†This was narrated by Ahmad from the hadeeth of Safwaan ibn ‘Assaal (may Allaah be pleased with him) in his Musnad. So the condition is that wiping the socks may be done when purifying oneself (doing wudoo’) from minor impurity, and it is not permissible in the case of major impurity, because of the hadeeth which we have mentioned here.

 

The fourth condition:

 

That the wiping may be done within the time specified by sharee’ah, which is one day and one night in the case of one who is not travelling, and three days and three nights in the case of one who is travelling. This is because of the hadeeth of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stated one day and one night for the one who is not travelling, and three days and three nights for the one who is travelling, i.e., for wiping over the khufoof.†This was narrated by Muslim. This period starts from the first time one wipes over the socks when doing wudoo’ after some minor impurity, and it ends twenty-four later for the one who is not travelling, and seventy-two hours later for the one who is travelling. So if we assume that a person purifies himself for Fajr prayer on Tuesday and remains taahir (pure, i.e., keeps his wudoo’) until ‘Isha prayer on Tuesday evening, then he sleeps and wakes up to pray Fajr on Wednesday, and he wipes his socks at five o’clock zawaali time , then the period begins from 5 a.m. on Wednesday and lasts until 5 a.m. on Thursday. If we assume that he wiped his socks before 5 a.m then he can pray Fajr on Thursday with this wiping and pray as much as he wants as long as he remains taahir, because according to the most correct scholarly opinion, wudoo’ is not broken when the time period for wiping over the socks expires. That is because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not set a time limit for tahaarah, rather he set a time limit for wiping over the socks. Once that time limit expires, one cannot wipe over the socks again, but if a person remains in a state of tahaarah then his tahaarah is still valid, because this is what is implied by the shar’i evidence, and whatever is proven by shar’i evidence cannot be invalidated unless there is further shar’i evidence to that effect. There is no evidence to suggest that wudoo’ is broken when the time limit for wiping over the socks expires, because what the basic principle is that he remains as he is (i.e., taahir) until it becomes apparent that this is no longer the case.

 

These are the conditions which apply to wiping over the khufoof. There are other conditions which were mentioned by some of the scholars, but some of these are subject to further debate.

Islam-qa. com

 

 

I want to add that it is allowed also to pray with shoes.

 

Question:

Is it permissible to pray wearing shoes when necessary, or not?

 

Answer:

 

Praise be to Allaah.

 

Yes, that is permissible, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed wearing his shoes. In al-Saheeh it is narrated that Abu Sa’eed said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) lead us in prayer whilst he was wearing his shoes, then he took them off [whilst still praying], and the people took their shoes off too. When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said the Tasleem [at the end of the prayer], they said: “O Messenger of Allaah, you took off your shoes, so we took off our shoes too.†He said: “Jibreel came to me and told me that there was some dirt on them, so I took them off. When any one of you comes to the Masjid, let him look at his shoes, and if he sees any dirt on them, let him wipe them. And they can be purified with dust.â€

 

(Narrated by Abu Dawood, no. 650). The point here is that praying in shoes is permissible. It says in the hadeeth: “Be different from the Jews, pray wearing your slippers or shoes.†(Narrated by Abu Dawood, no. 652). But the condition is that the shoes must be taahir (pure, clean). If there is any najaasah (impurity) or dirt on the shoes, then one should not pray wearing them or enter the Masjid in shoes, unless he is sure that they are free of impurity or dirt. And Allaah knows best.

 

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ِAre you sure about that sister? coz i've read that is allowed to wipe over both cotton or leather socks (with conditions):

 

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Yes I'm quite sure brother, jazakaLlahu kheyran for asking. I didn't say that it is only permissable to wipe over leather socks, one can wipe over other socks, and footwear, as long as they fulfill the following conditions:

 

1) They are strong, such that one can walk continuously on them for the length of time it takes to fulfill his needs, such as relieving himself, buying food etc.

 

2)They are thick, whereby if water is poured on them, it would not penetrate through quickly.

 

3) They completely cover the part that is to be washed during wudu, which is the feet including the ankles.

 

4) They are pure of filth (najasa)

 

5) They are worn after one has made a complete wudu, having washed both feet first. If one washes one foot and puts on one sock, then washes the other foot and puts the other sock on, it is not permissible to wipe over them when the need to perform wudhu comes again.

 

Ordinary thin cotton socks that are worn by most people on a daily basis do not fulfill all of these conditions therefore it is not permissable to wipe over them.

 

Allah knows best.

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Brother Amohsen

 

Thank you

 

Thats the sort of knowledge I was looking for

 

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Salaams

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Sis emel, is there any proof of that (proof meaning ahadith or ayat)? I've never heard that you can't make wudu over regular socks (and we must be careful to say that its haram if we don't have 100 percent proof). What you have above looks like someones opinion. Allahu alam

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Salaamu Alaikum

 

One is allowed to wipe over any kind of socks they have on, on the conditions that they had wudu prior to wearing the socks.

 

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Sis emel, is there any proof of that (proof meaning ahadith or ayat)? I've never heard that you can't make wudu over regular socks (and we must be careful to say that its haram if we don't have 100 percent proof). What you have above looks like someones opinion. Allahu alam

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Sorry muja I should have made it more explicit.

 

What I wrote in my previous post is according to the Shafi'i madhab. It also applies to the Maliki and Hanafi madhahib. As for the proof, this lies with the scholars, I am merely a student and prefer not to quote ahadith and ayas of the quran that I haven't studied and therefore am not qualified to comment upon.

 

For the relevant ruling see: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_qa.sunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/issue_view.asp?HD=3&ID=3495&CATE=350"]Wiping over socks[/url]

 

Allah knows best.

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Assalamu alaikum, JazaakAllahu Khairan Emel for the reply, What Sis, emel has posted is the opinion of Majority of the Scholars of different madhabs, but there are some modern scholars who say it is permissible to do masah on ordinary cotton socks, but even they say that is is better to wash your feet or do Masah on leather socks.

 

It is a controversial issue, and so it is better to leave it to the scholars.

 

The topic of the thread is , "whether is is okay to wear socks while making Salaat" , YES WE CAN, just make sure they are clean and there are no impurities on them.

umAhmad.

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:j: for your posts,alhumdulilah a very interesting read. :)

 

May Allah reward u for them.Ameen. :)

 

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Sis emel, is there any proof of that (proof meaning ahadith or ayat)? I've never heard that you can't make wudu over regular socks (and we must be careful to say that its haram if we don't have 100 percent proof). What you have above looks like someones opinion. Allahu alam

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The details are (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_albalagh(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/qa/masah_regular_socks.shtml"]here[/url] sister.

I read there is an opinion in the Hanbali madhhab that permits wiping over cotton socks; but the other three schools have a stricter position on this because of the ayah of the Qur'an. The (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_albalagh(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/qa/masah_regular_socks.shtml"]article[/url] should clear it up, :).

And Allah knows best.

 

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The details are (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_albalagh(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/qa/masah_regular_socks.shtml"]here[/url] sister.

I read there is an opinion in the Hanbali madhhab that permits wiping over cotton socks; but the other three schools have a stricter position on this because of the ayah of the Qur'an. The (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_albalagh(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/qa/masah_regular_socks.shtml"]article[/url] should clear it up, :).

And Allah knows best.

 

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:) brother for posting a more comprehensive article to shine some clarity on the position.

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Thank you Brothers and Sisters for your wonderful replies :sl:

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