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Wudu socks

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If one has put the socks on when he was in the state of ‘wudu’, and then has to refresh his ‘wudu’ later, he need not take off his socks and wash his feet. The wiping of wet hands over the socks would suffice for his ‘wudu’, as was the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


If has been reported in an authentic narration from Said al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah, who said, "I was with the Messenger of Allah (saws), one night during an expedition. I poured water for him (saws) to make ablution. He (saws) washed his face and arms and wiped his head. Then I went to remove his socks and he (saws) said, 'Leave them on, as I put them on while I was in a state of purity,' and he (saws) just wiped over them."


Al-Humaidi related in his Musnad that al-Mughirah reported, "We said, 'O Messenger of Allah (saws), may we wipe over our socks?' He (saws) said, 'Yes, if you put them on while you were in a state of purity."


It has been reported by Hammam an Nakha'i who said, "Jarir ibn 'Abdullah urinated, performed ablution and wiped over his socks." It was said to him, "You do that and you have urinated?" He said, "Yes, I saw the Messenger of Allah (saws) urinate, and then do (wudu) likewise."


In light of the above and several other authentic narrations, it is permissible for one to wipe his wet hands over his socks when refreshing his ablution, as long as the condition is met that when he did put on the socks he was in a state of wudu.


The absolute majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that one may refresh their ‘wudu’ by wiping over their socks, but not over their shoes. And Allah Alone Knows Best.


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