Wiping Over Socks

​Wiping over Khufoof or Kuffayn (a kind of leather slippers that covers the ankles ) & socks ( jawrabayn) ??? 
Khufoof or kuffayn or khuff are term used for leather socks but every socks need not to be leather.
1.) Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 6:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ فَاغْسِلُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوا بِرُءُوسِكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ… 
O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); AND (WASH) YOUR FEET TO THE ANKLES…

(English – Yusuf Ali)
°°°Washing of feet is essential part of Wudu if some dry area is left his wudu invalid°°°

The report narrated by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) saw a man doing wudoo’, and he omitted a spot the size of a fingernail on his foot. He told him to repeat his wudoo’ and his prayer, and he went back and prayed again.

Muslim 243; Ibn Maajah 666.

2.) But ALLAAH by His Mercy granted concession of wiping instead of washing because of necessity of wearing khufoof or socks 
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah loves concessions to be taken as He hates sin to be committed.”

Ahmad, 5832; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 564. 


(a)When is Wudu valid if Someone wears khufoof or socks ?

It was narrated from ‘Urwah bin Al-Mughlrah, from his father, that he helped the Prophet to perform Wudu. He performed Wudu and wiped over his Khuff, then he said: “I put them on while my two feet were Tahir.”

Saheeh Muslim 274g

—> So if anyone wants to Perform Wudu and wipe over khufoof or socks, he should have to be in Wudu before wearing khufoof or socks. 

(b)How should one wipe over the khufoof or socks?

AI-Mughirah bin Shu’bah narrated:

“I saw the Prophet wiping over the Khuff: on the tops of them.”

Hasan (Darussalam)

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 1, Hadith 98

(c)How much of time period?

Khuzaimah bin Thãbit reported that the Prophet said: “The wiping over Khuffs is allowed for the traveler; (for a period of) three days, and for the resident; a day and a night”

(Sahih by Darrusalam) 

Abu Dawood 157

(d)Is more than 3 days is allowed for traveller ?

It was narrated from ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir Al-Juhani that:

He came to ‘Umar bin Khattab from Egypt. ‘Umar said: “How long has it been since you have taken off your leather socks?” He said: “From one Friday to the next.” He said: “You have acted in accordance with the Sunnah.”

Hasan (Darussalam)

Ibn Majah  Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 558 

                                             •••ALLAAH knows best•••


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