Ruling on wiping over Khimaar

Question 23Respected Shaykh, you mentioned in the chapter on wiping over Khuffs (leather socks) that it is permissible for a woman to wipe over her Khimaar (veil covering to the waist), what is the basis that substantiates this ruling?

Answer: It is permissible for a woman to wipe over her Khimaar that she wears over her head and is wrapped under her jaw for one day and night if she has not taken it off as long as she finds difficulty in taking it off to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) and hence it is treated like a turban..read more here.

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Wiping over socks that are transparent or have holes in them

Question 79:  What is the ruling on wiping over socks that are transparent or have holes in them?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over them in Wudoo’ (ablution) instead of washing the feet if they are put on while in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purity), unless the holes are bigger than is ordinarily acceptable, or the socks are so transparent that the feet are almost bare and reveal the color of skin beneath them… read more here.

Can one wipe over the socks due to cold for one day and a night without taking off the socks?

Question 78:  Is it permissible to wipe over the socks when it is too cold without taking them off for a day and a night?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over the socks if they are thick enough that they do not reveal the skin and cover the parts required to be washed during Wudoo’ (ablution). A resident is permitted to wipe over the socks for a night and day, while a traveler is permitted to do so for three days and nights. This time is calculated starting from wiping after the occurrence of ceremonial impurity… read more here.

Wiping the parts washed during Wudoo’ with a piece of cloth

Question 77: It is said that abstaining from drying or wiping off the water after finishing Wudoo’ (ablution) with a cloth, tissues, or the like, is a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet), as it is also after washing the hands before starting to eat with the hand. Is this so?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Abstaining from drying the hands or wiping the water off them after Wudoo’ or before or after eating is not a Sunnah. In fact the matter here is open, and you may wipe or leave them wet as you please… read more here.

Performing Wudoo’ inside the bathroom, and Wiping over leather socks

Question 76: Please advise and give us a Fatwaa’ (legal opinion) concerning the following: 

First: is it permissible to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) and Ghusl (ritual bath) in the bathroom, given that there are faucets available outside the bathroom? 

Second: What is the ruling on wiping over leather socks? Can it be performed while a person is wearing shoes, or just over the socks? Please advise, and many thanks to you!

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

First, if one is able to perform Wudoo’ outside the bathroom, it is better, while taking care to pronounce Tasmiyah (saying, “Bismillaah [In the Name of Allaah]”) in the beginning. Otherwise, a person may perform Wudoo’ inside the bathroom while protecting themselves from being soiled with Najaasah (ritual impurity)… read more here.

Wiping the neck during Wudoo’ (ablution)

Question 75: Is it permissible to wipe the neck while performing Wudoo’ (ablution)? Is such a practice mentioned in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet, peace be upon him)?

Answer: It was not mentioned in the Qur’aan or the Sunnah that wiping the neck is one of the obligatory or supererogatory acts of Wudoo’. Consequently, it is not permissible to wipe it… read more here.