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  • .mirror.
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    I believe Salafi scholars say you can do it over cotton socks, but the maddhabi scholars don't. Allahu alam.

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  • al-siddiq
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    Originally posted by .mirror. View Post
    You can only run your wet hands over leather socks or something similar to it.
    This is not the opinion I take, and thus I just wished to mention there is likely a difference of opinion.

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  • L in islam
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    they have to be leather socks,not just any socks should be able to get them from a islamic shop

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  • oz99
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    If you use the disabled toilets then you can do wudu without anyone looking at you. Sorted :)

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  • blackrose955
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    As Salam Sister
    What I tend to do usually is to combine my prayers (zuhr & Asar, or maghrib & isha') when it is not permissible/convenient for me to perform my prayers outside, so I combine them and do them at home when I return. Another suggestion is for you to carry a mini spray bottle filled with clean water to facilitate your ablution process. This is what I do when I am flying especially since the toilets in airplanes are tiny. This way you can take your wudhu in your own seat!
    Hope this helps.

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  • Mu'adh
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    :salams

    When I met my first Muslim friend, it was when he was sticking his foot in a sink. Like a regular sink that's up high. "What the %$#! are you doing?!" loool Alhamdulilah he explained it and then invited me to the prayer. :up:

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  • Muqarrib
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    Salaam Alaykum sister,

    Welcome to Islam. May Allah, Most Gracious continue to guide you, make you steadfast in this Perfect way of Life and make it easy for you to be of those Closest to Him.

    Ameen.


    As for washing your feet for wudhoo in a public place - best is to do wudhoo before leaving your home, wear sock and then whenever you have to do wudhoo outside, you can just wipe your wet hand over the socks.

    Now, there is a difference of opinion among the 4 different Madhabs about what kind of socks are permissible. With some saying that they have to be leather socks, while others saying that the socks can be cloth material, but they should be think & not transparent.
    This is my understanding, but if I am wrong then I ask someone to correct me on the above.

    I follow the latter opinion that wiping over socks made of cloth is permissible, which is what I would recommend you to do as well.

    And Allah knows best.

    You can refer to this for more info:

    islamqa.info/en/ref/13954
    islamqa.info/en/ref/2171
    islamqa.info/en/ref/12796
    islamqa.info/en/ref/9640

    http://islamqa.info/en/search/wiping...AllWords/t,q,a

    Salaams.

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  • islam lover
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    When i am at work I take a water bottle with me and I wear special socks on which I can do masah(wipe a wet hand over instead of washing)

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  • .mirror.
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    You can only run your wet hands over leather socks or something similar to it.

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  • BrotherZee
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    Assalam-uAlaikum welcome!

    So most brothers and sisters will tell you the same. The tap water at restrooms are clean. Your concern is the floor and how to wash your feet. Well with that, u can simply run water with your hand over your socks. Its aloud to run water over your socks. As long as your feet were clean from before and you didnt sweat and etc. and when you do wet with your hands, doesnt have to be drenched. Just your hands ran over your feet.

    As for cleaning ur lower part of your body? Well like the sister said before... You can take a water bottle with you inside the stall for a quick cleanse.

    I hope this helps.
    Take care!

    Allah Hafiz

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  • Sam_87
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    :salams

    Use the disabled toilets. They always have a sink in the toilet

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  • .mirror.
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    Sister, you cannot perform tayammum. This isn't a situation where you are allowed to perform tayammum because you do have water available to you.

    Also, you should never delay salaah. Praying lots of nafl salaah before leaving will not substitute for the fardh salaah. Fard salaah are to be prayed on time.

    I know it might feel awkward, but really think about it. On one hand you have the salaah, which is the most important thing for Muslims, and on the other hand we have other people looking at us and feeling weird. In the end, we worry more about the salaah than other people.
    Last edited by .mirror.; 29-01-12, 09:00 AM.

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  • *aisha*
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    Well if its about after going to the bathroom then take a water bottle with you in the stall:) This way you have water right there in the toilet.

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  • Melissa569
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    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone :)

    I will have to read up on tayamum, as I am still new and learning...

    Of course washing the face and hands in a public restroom, that is ok, I don't have a problem with that. I guess my main concern with wudu is things like the feet and lower body. American restrooms do not have those water hoses near the toilet, like many eastern restrooms do. And its not really appropriate to wash the feet and lower body in public sinks, while everyone is watching you...

    I am considering just doing a lot of extra prayers before I leave the house, and then doing the rest after I get home, lol.

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  • h-rahman
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    asalamu alaikum sister

    welcome to islam
    since you cant find water or use the unwelcomed restroom water just do tayamum.
    Last edited by h-rahman; 27-01-12, 01:32 AM.

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