Performing Salaah behind an Imaam who makes masah on thin socks

Q: The mosque I go to, basically everyone of those who lead the salaah wipes over regular socks. Must I repeat my salaah?


A: All the four Imaams are unanimous that performing masah on thin socks is impermissible and the wudhu in not valid. If the wudhu is not valid, then the Salaah will not be valid. If you are certain that the Imaam made masah on thin socks, then you should repeat your salaah. We have written a book on this topic. You may refer to it

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)