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Stitched Sandals in Ihraam

Nasihah (Advice): Do not wear one shoe only

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“None of you should walk wearing one shoe only; he should either put on both shoes or remove both shoes.” (Bukhari)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Is it permissible to wear stitched Hajj/Umrah Sandals in the Ihraam of Hajj and Umrah?

 

(Question published as received)

 

 

  1. The general restriction of wearing stitched clothing for males only in the state of Ihraam (Hajj and Umrah) does not apply to wearing stitched footwear in the state of Ihraam. Hence, it will be permissible to wear stitched footwear in the state of Ihraam.

 

In the case of a male, both ankles and cuneiform bones (protruding bones at the top of the feet) must be exposed, whilst there is no restriction for a female to expose any part of the feet in the state of Ihraam.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.) 

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