Using shoes as a sutrah

Reference: Fataawa wa Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee – Volume 1, Page 188, Fatwa No.16

Question: What is the ruling regarding a worshipper placing his shoes in front of him and adopting them as his sutrah?

Response: It is not good to use shoes as a sutrah. However, if he fears they will be stolen, then there is no harm in placing them in front of him.

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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