Can I Clean My Shoes of Filth by Walking Around?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Can I clean my shoes of filth by walking around?

Yes, walking on the ground can potentially help purify the shoes. Even if one accidentally steps on excrement, rubbing one’s feet against the soil or grass can effectively remove the filth.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.