Method of making masah on leather socks

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1. Does one have to use all five fingers including the thumb to make masah on leather socks?

2. What is the sunnat method of making masah on leather socks, how many fingers of each hand should be used for masah?



1. It is preferable. 

2. Use all five fingers and start wiping from the toes and bring them to the ankles.

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


Answered by:

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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