Today we are going to offer some additional information which probably might surprise or add to your Islamic knowledge about socks for wudhu. If you read the previous articles about the socks for prayer, you probably know that it is permissible in Islam to wear socks (that fulfill certain conditions as laid out by Shari'ah) and keep them on during wudhu (ablution) without taking them off. The act of purifying the feet by wiping over the permissible footwear, if a person is wearing one, is known as masah.
See how beautiful Islam is! Everything and every little problem sorted out for our ease. Subhan Allah. Let's talk a bit about what is the concept of waterproof socks for wudu and how we, The Wudhu Socks, use halal, Shariah-compliant, durable, and waterproof materials to provide you all with the best wudu socks, especially for travelers, students, professionals, and athletes!
Abiding strictly to the conditions laid out by Shari'ah, we redesigned the traditional leather socks to provide you the best wudu experience!
However, only wearing these socks does not qualify a person and make them eligible for merely wiping over the socks and get through. Specific prerequisites must be noted and satisfied before you can fully utilize The Wudhu Socks to perform masah on them.
The following conditions are what make the use of waterproof wudhu socks permissible:
- You must perform ablution once without the socks on. Best to do it before you leave your house in the morning.
- The khuffayn or The Wudhu socks should be pure and clean and must not have any dirt or impurity on them.
- If a person is in a state of major impurity, they can not simply wipe over the socks to acquire the purification status. If this is the case, then ghusl becomes mandatory.
- The wiping period according to the Shariah and as dictated by the Prophet (SAW) is one day and night for the resident and three days and nights for a person who is traveling and has limited access to water.