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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatahu,
I am working in a software company where if i want to offer namaz, i need to go to the 5 th floor. but i can do wazu only on the ground floor as there is no water facility on the 5 floor.
I wear belted slippers. I would be thankful to you if you let me know whether touching the slippers to put on the belts results in breaking the wazu..do i need not touch the slippers after doing wazu... please reply soon as possible.
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The mere touching of ones slippers or its belts does not in any way invalidate ones state of wudu or ablution.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,