Prayer and Wudu Wearing Shoes

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: I have seen people in KSA praying with wearing their Shoes. I checked with some people and they said that it is in Hadith.
Please confirm if it is allowed to pray wearing shoes. What about the Wudu wearing shoes?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

(1) It is permitted to pray wearing shoes as long as they are free from the excused amount of filth.

(2) It is permitted to wipe over boots [= which are above the ankle] and the like which have the meaning of the footgear (khuff), as long as the requisite conditions are fulfilled.

Please also see: Rules Regarding Wiping Over Khuffs (Footgear) and: Wiping over Knitted Socks During Ablution (Wudu) and: Questions Regarding Wiping Over Khuffs (Leather Socks)

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani