Do women have to cover their feet in Salaah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: According to the Hanafi and Shaafi mazhabs, is there any condition for women’s feet to be covered whilst performing salaah? (E.g covered with socks) or can it be left bare?


A: According to the Hanafi mazhab, it does not have to be covered.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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