Masah on medical stocking when suffering from varicose veins

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Q: Will it be permissible to make masah on medical stockings for ladies suffering from varicose veins? Its very difficult to remove those stockings for wudhu.


A: If removing the medical stockings and washing the feet will be harmful to the varicose veins or it will delay the healing process, it will be permissible to make masah on the stockings. 

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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