Masah Over Socks
Is it necessary to wash the feet every time when you do wuduu’ ?
No. It is not necessary all the time. When you are wearing thick socks you can do masah over them.
How to do this masah ?
Wet your fingers with water and then, putting three fingers on the toes, pull your hands upwards. Apply the fingers fully and not only the tips. Masah is done on the upper portion of the socks. Masah done on the soles or one the toes only is not complete.
On what types of socks can you do masah?
There are three kinds of socks over which masah can be done: 1. Leather socks that cover the feet up to the ankles; 2 and 3. Those cotton and woolen socks which alone, without any other cover over them, are thick enough to carry a man for three or four miles without giving way or becoming torn.4
When is masah admissible on these socks?
When worn after wuduu’ or after washing the feet only and the socks were worn continuously, even after the wuduu’ breaks.
For how many days is masah allowed on socks once they are put on?
Masah on socks is allowed for a day and a night- 24 hour- if one is at home, and three days and nights when travelling.
Is masah on socks allowed in wuduu’ and ghusul both?
No. The masah of socks is allowed only for wuduu’ and not for ghusul.
Is masah allowed on torn socks?
Masah will not be allowed if the sock is so much torn that it has an opening the size of the three little toes together, or , when walking, it opens to that extent. It is allowed if the sock is torn less than that.