There are some people who think that if after performing a complete wudhu(may or may not offer salat with it), it breaks due to some reason, then the 2nd time only masah over the socks can be performed and there is no need to wash the feet like in the previous normal wudhu. Is this thought valid as per sharaih ruling of wudhu? Many people practice it. Please guide
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
If one’s wudhu is broken (after having performed it before), then a complete wudhu must be made. Even if one is wearing leather socks, one must still do a complete wudhu from the beginning to the end. However, in this case, if a person had put on the leather socks after making a complete wudhu (before), then instead of washing the feet, he is allowed to make masah over the socks. If the socks he is wearing is made of nylon or of cotton material, and it is not made of leather, then he will not be allowed to make masah over these socks while performing the complete wudhu after it has been broken. In this case, he will be required to take off the socks and wash his feet.
And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan