Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - The Time of Wiping
Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - The Time of Wiping


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


Acts of Wudu'/Ablution

Topic/Issue:20 - Wiping(Mas-h) over boots - The Time of Wiping -- المسح على الخفين - التوقيت
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Abu Hanifaanafi and Imam ShafihafiIt is limited by timeThe Hadith of Ali. Didn't consider the hadith of Ubbay ibn Umara as authentic Also the hadith of Safwan ibn Asal can be used.
Imam MalikalikiIt is not limited by timeThe hadith of Ubbay ibn Umara

There are disagreements about the time of wiping:

  1. Anytime: Maalik – the hadeeth maalik is using is weaker than the one chosen by the majority.
  2. Limited amount of time: majority of scholars

Reason for Disagreement

  • There are conflicting narrations on the limit – one narration states 3 days and 3 nights for the traveler, and 1 day for the resident. Another hadeeth gives an unlimited amount of time.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 537], 2 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 158], Hadith of Safwan ibn Assal [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Ablution, Wipe, Boots
See Also:The Acts of Ablution
References:1[pg:17-18] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-03-19

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