Message: Assalamu Alaikum Mufti,
I am enquiring on the issue of performing wudhu with socks. Not leather socks but the normal dress socks we normally wear (cotton etc.). Can we read salaat behind such a person? Can we make massa on these types of socks?
Jazak Allah khair
Wa Alaikum Assalaam,
الجواب و بالله التوفيق
The normal socks that we wear are made of nylon and/or cotton and are not from among those on which Masah can be made. The Imams of Fiqh have not considered it valid/permissible for one to make Masah on these socks. Hence, it will not be allowed to make Masah on these socks and it will not be allowed to perform Salah behind a person who made Masah over these socks to lead Salah.
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.