What Differentiates Normal Leather Socks (Jawarib) From The Khuff (Socks For Wudu)?

khuffain (khuff) for wudu (wuzu) versus normal socks

Islam is the religion of ease and comfort and Allah Almighty has offered His beloved creation with alternatives for convenience. Multiple sources can be traced throughout the Muslim context of proper apparel for worship, prayer, and maintaining a respectful stance in society.

Here, we are going to talk about the apparel for feet and what are the necessary features required to make this apparel permissible for masah during wudhu.

Two terms need to be clarified.

  • Khuffayn (Leather or Prayer Socks)
  • Jawarib (Socks)

Khuffayn are the traditional leather socks that are used for wudhu (ablution). They were used by the Prophet SAW and his Sahaba RAA on different occasions, as supported by multiple authentic ahadith. Jawarib are the simple socks that are common nowadays and made out of different materials and designs.

If the jawarib fulfill specific criteria as laid out by Shari'ah, they are considered to be khuff (prayer socks) and can be used for masah during ablution. And this is why we made The Wudhu Socks!

Much more than just waterproof socks, The Wudhu Socks are extremely durable, breathable, anti-bacterial, and anti-odor as well! Furthermore, unlike the traditional leather socks for salah, The Wudhu Socks are made for everyday comfort with bamboo fiber and nylon layers, making them the perfect all-day companions for your feet!

The following verse bears proof by legislating:

"O you who believe, when you stand for prayer, wash your faces and hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads and feet up to the ankles."(Surah Al-Maidah, Verse 6) 

Another instance by Al-Mughirah bin Shu'bah RA also validates the use of khuff during ablution.  He was once with the Prophet SAW when he moved his hands to remove the apparel from the feet of The Prophet SAW, but The Prophet stopped him, declaring that His (SAW) feet were already pure from the former act of ablution.

We have kept the needs of Muslims in mind when making The Wudhu Socks the perfect wudu and prayer socks. With all-day comfort and year-round functionality, The Wudhu Socks are the ideal investment in your spiritual and physical life! Now you can make wudhu everywhere and during every occasion with ease in sha Allah!

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment below, and a member of The TWS team will get back to you as soon as possible in sha Allah! 

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