I am working in an office. At the time of Zuhar, I make wudhu for salah and wear socks. Again at the time of Asr salah I perform wudhu for Asr but this time can I make tayammum only of my legs while wearing the socks? (In my office, I have problem in wearing wet socks by cleaning the legs again)Is it possible to make wudhu for alternate salah by making tayammum of only legs while wearing socks? I do not have any problem in washing other parts like hands and face. I have problem only in washing legs. Please reply me as soon as possible.

I am working in an office. At the time of Zuhar, I make wudhu for salah and wear socks. Again at the time of Asr salah I perform wudhu for Asr but this time can I make tayammum only of my legs while wearing the socks? (In my office, I have problem in wearing wet socks by cleaning the legs again) Is it possible to make wudhu for alternate salah by making tayammum of only legs while wearing socks? I do not have any problem in washing other parts like hands and face. I have problem only in washing legs. Please reply me as soon as possible.

Answer

(Fatwa: 1128/700/L=1432)

It is not right to do masah on the prevalent woollen, cotton and nylon socks. You should put off them and wash your feet while performing wudhu. If you do masah on them neither your wudhu shall be valid nor your salah.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband