Tag: Socks

Any Proof from the Qurʾān for Wiping Over Footwear (as part of Wūḍūʿ)?

It has been said that the recitation of “wa arjulikum” refers specifically to wiping over them (the feet), but that is only when they are covered by socks. We take this specification from the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace), since it has not been authentically reported that he ever wiped over his feet without wearing socks. Thus, he showed by his example when the foot is to be washed and when it is to be wiped over. This is (a) good (understanding)… Shaykh Mūsá Richardson “O you who believe!  When you stand for prayer, then wash...

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The Impermissibility of Wiping Over Low-Cut Ankle Socks

…And it is a condition (for the validity of wiping over the footwear) that the footwear cover the foot. He may not wipe over footwear that is not sufficiently covering what he is required to wash (i.e. the entire foot, top and bottom, including the ankles), like footwear that is below the ankle, or footwear that is big enough, but does not properly cover the foot because it is too thin, like a thin nylon sock. None of these things may be wiped over since they do not adequately cover (the foot)… Shaykh Mūsá Richardson In the Name of Allāh, the Most Merciful… An honored guest...

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