Can I Put Leather Socks Long Before Making Wudu While Keeping Them On?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Can I wash my feet in the morning before putting on leather socks and perform wudu (and wipe over the socks) later in the day?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Yes, you can wash your feet in the morning, wear your footgear, and then perform the ablution (wudu) later. This is on condition that you do not do anything which invalidates the ablution between wearing the footgear and completing the ablution. But this manner of delay would normally be improper.

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And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.