Wiping over one sock whilst the other one has been removed

Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 33

Question: If a sock is removed, does the [legislated] period for wiping over the other sock [become] invalidated?

Response: If he has removed a sock, then it is obligatory he [also] remove the other sock during the ablution and wash both feet. This is because wiping over the socks is done together [on both feet], so he must not wipe over a sock whilst the other foot is uncovered.

المسح على الجورب و الآخر قد انخلع

المرجع: إعلام المعاصرين بفتاوى ابن عثيمين – ص35

السؤال: إذا انخلع جورب، فهل تسقط مدة المسح على الجورب الآخر؟

الجواب: إذا خلع جورباً فإنه يجب أن يخلع الجورب الآخر عند الوضوء و يغسل رجليه، لأن المسح إنما يكون على الحوربين جميعاً، فلا يمسح جورب و الرِّجل الأخرى مكشوفة.


He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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