Performing Salaah behind and Imaam who makes masah on thin socks

Q: The mosque I go to, basically everyone of those who lead the salaah wipes over regular socks. Must I repeat my salaah?

I found this on a forum:

” This issue was put to Mufti Rafi Usmani (DB) during his visit to UK by Maulana Marghoob Ahmed Lajpuri (Yorkshire) and it was replied that prayer would be valid behind someone who has wiped on thin socks.”


A: All the four Imaam are unanimous that performing masah on thin socks is impermissible and the wudhu in not valid. If the wudhu is not valid, then the Salaah will not be valid. If you are certain that the Imaam made masah on thin socks, then you should repeat your salaah. We have written a book on this topic. You may refer to it

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)