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Why are Muslims not allowed to wear shoes in the house?

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Why are Muslims not allowed to wear shoes in the house?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not prohibited to wear shoes in the house.

However, Sharīah promotes and emphasizes on cleanliness as it is narrated in the Hadith:

أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ الْحَافِظُ، وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأُشْنَانِيُّ قَالَا: حدثنا أَبُو الْحَسَنِ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدُوسٍ، حدثنا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ الدَّارِمِيُّ، حدثنا مُسْلِمُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حدثنا أَبَانُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ سَلَّامٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَّامٍ، عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ: الطَّهُورُ شَطْرُ الْإِيمَانِ )ص:103( أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِمٌ فِي الصَّحِيحِ مِنْ حَدِيثِ أَبَانَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ الْعَطَّارِ

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Said: “purity is half of Imān”.[1]

It is advisable for one to make sure that the shoes are clean from dirt and filth before entering the house.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Zaid Mohammed Shelia,
Student Darul Iftaa

USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
www.daruliftaa.net



[1]  شعب الإيمان1/102 مكتبة الرشد

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