Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Defining the Area
Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Defining the Area


The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.


Acts of Wudu'/Ablution

Topic/Issue:17 - Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Defining the Area -- المسح على الخفين - تحديد محله
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Abu Hanifaanafi, Imam AhmadhmedThe upper part of the boots is requiredHadith of Al-Mughirah. Preferred this tradition over that of Ali on the basis of analogy of mash upon washing
Imam Malikalik, Imam ShafihafiThe upper part of the boots is required, and the lower is recommended
  • Reconcile between the hadiths such that the hadith of Ali imply obligation while the hadith of Al-Mughirah implies recommendation
  • Preferred this hadith of Hadith of Al-Mughirah on basis of more reliable chain of narrators or of its opposition to analogy
Ibn Nafi (Malikites)Both Upper and Lower part of the boots
Dawud, Sufyan (al-Thawri), OthersThe upper part of the boots is required

Reason for Disagreement

  1. Conflict of evidences – some show the wiping of upper and lower, and the other shows just upper without lower {2,3}.
  2. Conflict of analogy – some scholars said if we wipe the upper and lower for wudu, why not for the socks as well. Others favored Ali’s statement.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 530], 2 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 165], 3 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 162] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Ablution, Wipe, Boots
See Also:The Acts of Ablution
References:1[pg:15-16] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-03-22

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