Following a person who makes masah on thin socks

Q: If one is in a mosque and the person that leads the prayer makes masah over regular socks. Now is this reason for one beforehand that one should not pray behind him (as normally people wash their feet in the morning and then wipe for the salaah thereafter), or is it essential that one must have seen him wiping before that actual prayer? 


A: If you see a person making masah upon his thin socks, then do not follow him in Salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)