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Question # : 370


With reference to your answer regarding socks and massah please clarify regarding doing massa on socks, as in Saudi Arabia I was made to understand that for working people it is permitted to wear clean/washed socks after wadhu and do massa on it in the morning and for the whole day while at work one can simply do massa on socks while doing wadhu without taking out socks and if in safar the same can be done upto 3 days.

Answer : 370

Published on: May 9, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 669=456/H)


If anyone wears the socks, on which masah is permissible like leather socks, then after performing wuzu he can do masah on them for 24 hours while being muqeem, whereas 72 (three days and nights) hours while being musafir. If the socks are made of nylon or thin clothes then it will not be allowed to do masah on them instead of washing.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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