Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch
Question: Assalam Alaykum, I am a convert and I would like to know what are the blessed sandals of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) called?
Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
It gladdens me to hear of your conversion to Islam. May Allah make you a means for others to experience the beauty of Islam.
I have not come across any narrations giving the name of the Prophetic Sandals. There are many Hadith describing how they looked but none mention a specific name. They are mentioned as Na’layn (the Arabic word for a pair of sandals.)
Description of the Prophetic Sandals
Qatada narrates from Anas (may Allah have mercy on them both) that the sandal of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) had two toe straps. [Bukhari]
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah have mercy on him) narrates that the sandal of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) had two toe straps and was laced. [Tirmidhi]
Other narrations describe that the His sandals were without fur and that He would sometimes make wudu while wearing them.
May Allah bless you and increase you in the love of the Messenger of Allah and facilitate for you and us to be able to follow Him in every aspect of our lives.
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of the Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.