Q: Is it permissible for a person to make Masah on cotton socks?
A: Masah is permissible on Khuffain ( leather socks) or socks that are Thakheen (thick/durable). Thakheen are such thick socks which have all the attributes of leather.
The validity of Masah on Thakheen socks is dependent on the following conditions:
1. It is possible to walk with such socks for three Shar’ee miles or more without the socks tearing. (N.B. The walking is without shoes.)
2. The socks must be of a non-porous nature.
3. The socks must remain firm on the foreleg without being tired with laces, elastic etc.
Only, if all the above conditions are met, will it be permissible to make Masah on socks (Badaa’i V1/P82:Hidiyyah V1/P31)
It will NOT be permissible to make Masah on cotton and nylon socks - that are worn daily by people - as they do not fulfil the above criteria.
P.S. Senior Ulama in South Africa have granted permission to make Masah on the original SealSkinz socks, as the SealSkinz socks meet the above stated conditions.
Q: If one repeats verses of Surah Fatiha in the Fardh Salaah, will it be necessary to make Sajdah Sahu?
A: If one repeats four Aayat or more of Surah Fatiha in the first two Rakaats of Salaah, then Sajdah Sahu will be obligatory as one has delayed in proceeding to fulfil the next mandatory act of Salaah. However, if one only repeats three Ayaat or less of Surah Fatiha, then Sajdah Sahu will not be necessary.
Q: Where should a person look in Salaah?
A: When standing, look at your place of Sajdah; in Rukoo look at your feet; in Sajadah, look at the tip of your nose; in Qa'dah, look at your lap and when making Salaam, look to your right and then left shoulder. [Fiqhul Muyassir Page 86]
Q: What share does a wife receive, from the estate of her deceased husband?
A: She will receive 1/8 in the presences of a child or son's child.
She will receive 1/4 in the absence of a child or son's child. [Verse 12, Surah Nisaa]
Q: When should a Masbooq stand up to complete his missed Rakaats?
A: It is recommended that the Masbooq stand up to complete missed Rakaats, after the Imaam makes both Salaams.
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