Open Shoes For a Muhajjaba
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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Al Salam Alaikom Wa Rahmat Allah Wa Barakatoh, I am a 29 year old Muhajjaba, al hamdulillah. I suffered a Pulmonary Embolism after giving birth to my first child back in 2008. I was advised against having another child but when I became pregnant with my 2nd child I refuse to abort him and al hamdulillah they are both well and healthy. My question concerns myself. My Pulmonary Embolism is believed to be a complication resulting from Deep Vein Thrombosis in my legs. It's a blood clot that formed in my legs and travelled up to my lungs, which should have been fatal hadn't Allah protected me. I am prone to this happening again and have been advised to adhere to a certain life-long diet, limit certain medications, exercise and against wearing socks whenever possible. I currently do wear socks when I go out but every summer my legs swell badly and I become in a lot of pain. This summer I feel my case is worse and so I was wondering if it would be OK for me not to wear socks with my shoes? I do not intend on wearing sandals or any open shoes, just normal slip on ones ... the aim is not to exhibit my feet but rather to be cautious regarding my health. I tried different kinds of socks (ankle, hijab socks, knee high, full) and they all make my legs swell.
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