Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Description of Boats
Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Description of Boats

Book:

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

Chapter:

Acts of Wudu'/Ablution

Topic/Issue:19 - Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - Description of Boats -- المسح على الخفين - صفة الخف
Agreement:The jurist agreed about wiping over boots that are in good condition.
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
HanafiWiping is permissible if tear is limited to the measure of three fingersThe transfer of obligation from washing to wiping is due to the feet being covered by the boots.
MalikiWiping is permissible if tear is minorThe transfer of obligation from washing to wiping is due to the feet being covered by the boots.
ShafiWiping is permissible if tear is NOT in the front, exposing the footThe transfer of obligation from washing to wiping is due to the feet being covered by the boots.
Others:
Sufyan (al-Thawri)Wiping is permissible even if tear is extensive as long as they are considered bootsThe transfer of obligation from washing to wiping is due to the hardship arising from taking off the boots and then wearing them after washing. Also the boots of Muhajirun and Ansar were not devoid of tears.
Disagreement
Reasons:

There are disagreements on the description of the boot:

  1. Can they be torn?
  2. How much area does it have to cover?

Reason for Disagreement

  • Is the transference of obligation from washing to wiping due to the fact that the boot / socks covers the foot, or is it because hardship the illah (operating cause)? If it is hardship, then holes are allowed.
Evidences :1 - Quran [16:44] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Ablution, Wipe, Boots
See Also:The Acts of Ablution
References:1[pg:17] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-03-19

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