Took socks off after making wudhoo

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.4, Question No.11

Question: If someone was wearing socks, and wiped over them [whilst doing wudhoo], and later he took them off whilst being in the state of wudhoo – would it then be correct for him to pray [as he is]?

Response: No; his wudhoo has been invalidated because he has taken off his socks, and his feet have been exposed. So he is [now] required to [do wudhoo anew, and] wash his feet, because [wearing socks justified him wiping over them when doing wudhoo, and now he has taken them off], his justification has expired.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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