Impurity on one’s shoes

Q: It was raining outside, the sole of my shoes were wet, they touched the top part of my other shoe. The shoes are made of absorbent cotton material. I understand that doubt cannot uplift certainty. But I know that I must have stepped on some kind of najis some where so I think the top part of my shoe became impure, but even if I did there was no trace of it. Also before I stepped on my other shoe I walked for a bit on wet ground, would that have cleaned up the sole of my shoe? I suffer from waswasas as well.


A: Do not pay attention to these doubts. Unless you do not see visible impurity on the shoe, regard it as pure.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)