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Question

Salaams Mufty Saab what type of socks we can do maasa on?

And can we do maasa on normal socks which are knee length

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

For the permissibility of making Masah (wiping) on non-leather socks, it is imperative that the socks fulfil all the conditions that are necessary for making Masah (wiping) on leather socks. After thoroughly studying the inherent qualities of leather socks, our illustrious Fuqāhā’ have suggested that non-leather socks should resemble leather socks in the following: [1]

  1. They should cover both the ankles entirely.
  2. They should be durable enough that a person can walk with the sock for three miles without them tearing to the extent of three small toes.
  3. Both socks should be independently free from holes to the extent of three small toes.
  4. The socks should remain on the leg without being tied or fastened.
  5. They should be such that water does not seep through them when water is poured over them.

The normal socks do not fulfil the above criteria; therefore, it is not permissible to perform Masah on normal socks. The Masah will not be valid.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Nabeel Valli

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah


Lusaka, Zambia

[1] 

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (1/ 344) [المجلس العلمي]

وإن كان ثخيناً مستمسكاً ويستر الكعب ستراً لا يراه الناظر كما هو جوارب أهل مرو، فعلى قول أبي حنيفة رحمه الله: لا يجوز المسح عليه، إلا إذا كان منعلاً أو مبطناً، وعلى قولهما: يجوز

 

الفتاوى الهندية (1/ 32) [إمدادية]

وَالثَّخِينِ الذي ليس مُجَلَّدًا وَلَا مُنَعَّلًا بِشَرْطِ أَنْ يَسْتَمْسِكَ على السَّاقِ بِلَا رَبْطٍ وَلَا يُرَى ما تَحْتَهُ وَعَلَيْهِ الْفَتْوَى كَذَا في النَّهْرِ الْفَائِقِ

 

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 269) [أيج ايم سعيد]

قال الحصكفي: (الثخينين) بحيث يمشي فرسخا ويثبت على الساق ولا يرى ما تحته ولا يشف إلا أن ينفذ إلى الخف قدر الغرض

 

قال ابن عابدين: (قوله على الثخينين) أي اللذين ليسا مجلدين ولا منعلين نهر، وهذا التقييد مستفاد من عطف ما بعده عليه، وبه يعلم أنه نعت للجوربين فقط كما هو صريح عبارة الكنز

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