What do the scholars of the Din and the muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if a person performed wudu (minor ablution), wore leather socks and then slept, will the period of wiping on the socks start from the time of sleeping or from the time of waking up?

Questioner: Uthman from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

The period of masah (wiping over the socks) starts when wudu breaks for the first time after wearing leather socks. For example, if a person did wudu after Fajr and wore leather socks, and the wudu broke – for the first time – during Zuhr, then a muqim (resident) can perform masah until the Zuhr of the next day, as his wudu broke during Zuhr of that day.

Sleeping whilst lying down heedlessly breaks the wudu. Thus, the period of masah began when the person slept whilst lying down heedlessly, and not after he woke up.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by the SeekersPath Team

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0374] When does the time period for wiping leather socks start?

Also see:

[Q-ID0041] What are the conditions and rulings regarding wearing leather socks?

[Q-ID0358] What is the ruling on doing masah (wiping) over water-proof socks?

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