Sunday, December 24, 2006

Re: masah over socks

Question: Is it according to Abu Hanifa and his 2 students Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad permissible and valid to wipe over socks (whether they are leather or other material) if they are such that they dont absorb the water? ("absorb" here refers to "immediate absorption") I this is the case: If i have cotton socks and when i do masah over them the water doesnt reach my feetskin immidiatly then is it valid?

Answer: Not only waterproof. They must stand by themselves without support, up to the level above the ancle, if left on the floor like shoes. I.e. "socks" here means shoes made from cloth more or less. Like the shoes that are made from felted whool.