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Standing in Salaah next to a person who uses pig skin leather shoes

Q: In Europe leather men shoes have leather sole. Mostly this leather is from pork-leather since the sole has to be soft, and being soft is one of characteristic of pork-leather. Now it is that most Muslim buy such shoes and wear them. My question is since these shoes are commonly worn and we do not know exactly who wears them only that is very common, how should our behavior be in the rows of Salaah since people do stand feet to feet. Their socks do they become impure by wearing the shoes as inside the shoe there will some humidity after all, and people do touch each other with their feet i.e with the socks. Since this is a matter of Umoom al Balwaa what is the view of the Ulamaa on this issiue?

Bismillaah

A: If one places his dry feet inside a shoe made of pig leather and thereafter removes his feet, the feet will be regarded as paak. However, if the shoe was wet or the feet were wet, the feet will be napaak. Hence, if one who wears a shoe of this type is standing in the rows for salaah, if his feet are dry, or his feet are wet but one is not sure whether the wet feet touched the pig leather (as it is possible one could have made wudhu prior to that without placing his feet in his shoes), one would regard the feet as paak.

مشى في حمام ونحوه لا ينجس ما لم يعلم أنه غسالة نجس

قال الشامي في رد المحتار: قوله ( مشى في حمام ونحوه ) أي كما لو مشى على ألواح مشرعة بعد مشي من برجله قذر لا يحكم بنجاسة رجله ما لم يعلم أنه وضع رجله على موضعه للضرورة فتح وفيه عن التنجيس مشى في طين أو أصابة ولم يغسله وصلى تجزيه ما لم يكن فيه أثر النجاسة لأنه المانع إلا أن يحتاط أما في الحكم فلا يجب (رد المحتار 1/ 350)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: Does the humidity inside the shoes generated by the heat of inside the shoe during wearing them count as the socks getting wet? The musallis do join feet in the row, if someones sock is impure and I  join my feet to his sock does my prayer get invalid?

Bismillaah

A: Since one is not certain whether the moisture on the sock (caused through perspiration or humidity) touched the pig skin, the salaah will be valid.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

اليقين لا يزول بالشك (الأشباه و النظائر 1/183)

مشى في حمام ونحوه لا ينجس ما لم يعلم أنه غسالة نجس

قال الشامي في رد المحتار: قوله ( مشى في حمام ونحوه ) أي كما لو مشى على ألواح مشرعة بعد مشي من برجله قذر لا يحكم بنجاسة رجله ما لم يعلم أنه وضع رجله على موضعه للضرورة فتح وفيه عن التنجيس مشى في طين أو أصابة ولم يغسله وصلى تجزيه ما لم يكن فيه أثر النجاسة لأنه المانع إلا أن يحتاط أما في الحكم فلا يجب (رد المحتار 1/ 350)

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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