Wiping over Thick Socks

Ustadh Salman Younas clarifies the meaning of thick socks or khuff, their conditions, wiping over them, and the rulings on this.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can you please give a detailed answer with proofs and references of why doing masah on thick socks (not leather khuffs) are permitted, such as […]

How Should the Wiping of Footgear Be Done?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I read that to perform the wiping of khuff “It is Fard (Compulsory) to make masah on each sock to the extent of the full surface area of three fingers.” What does this mean? Does that mean that the whole surface of 3 fingers has to touch […]

Is It Valid to Wipe Over Footgear on One Foot Only?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have recently had an ankle operation and because of this my right leg and foot are in a plaster. Currently I am wiping my right foot when performing wudu. I have purchased a pair of khuffs and will be using them only on my left foot […]

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

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 […]

How Should I Deal With People Practising Islam in a Different Way Than Mine?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I am an Indian Muslim (Hanafi) who recently started living in Saudi Arabia. I am disturbed by some of their practices. 1) It is very common to see people wiping over normal cotton socks and leading the prayer. Should I repeat my prayer after praying behind them? […]

Should I Repeat My Past Prayers Because I Was Not Following a Sunni School of Law?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I was following an understanding of Islam outside of the four sunni schools of law. Now I am following the hanafi school. Do I need to repeat my past prayers? I was also wiping over normal socks for wudu. Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu As […]

Is It Valid to Pray Behind an Imam Who Is Holding a Microphone in His Hand?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, My Imam raises the microphone to his mouth when he says takbirs, recites surah and says salam. Also he keeps holding his microphone when he moves into prostration. Is it valid to pray behind him? Also some imams no doubt wipe over their socks. To what […]

Is It Permissible to Wipe Khuffs With Socks Underneath? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaikum, At a recent course on Shafi’i fiqh we were told that it is categorically not permissible to wipe over khuffs if we arewearing socks underneath them. Can you clarify this? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam It is permissible in the Shafi’i school to wear normal, everyday socks […]

Is It Permitted to Wipe Over Thick Socks?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaam Alaykum, What are the ranges of opinions for wiping over socks for wudhu? I have heard on one end that you need leather socks and on the other end that any type of sock is okay (even with some holes). Understanding these opinions will help me in my […]