Fatwa: # 40972
Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 25th August 2018


Performing Janazah Salaah with shoes


Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

I was recently told after a janazah prayer that I shouldn't be wearing shoes unless it is raining. Is this true? I thought it was permissible as long as they are clean?




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to perform Janazah Salaah with shoes on as long as the shoes and the surrounding area of the shoes are free from all impurities. [i]

However, one should not perform general Salaah with shoes on unless there is a pressing need to do so.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 193)  [i]

وَفِي الْقُنْيَةِ الطَّهَارَةُ مِنْ النَّجَاسَةِ فِي الثَّوْبِ وَالْبَدَنِ وَالْمَكَانِ وَسَتْرِ الْعَوْرَةِ شَرْطٌ فِي حَقِّ الْإِمَامِ وَالْمَيِّتِ جَمِيعًا، وَقَدْ قَدَّمْنَا فِي بَابِ شُرُوطِ الصَّلَاةِ أَنَّهُ لَوْ قَامَ عَلَى النَّجَاسَةِ، وَفِي رِجْلَيْهِ نَعْلَانِ لَمْ يَجُزْ، وَلَوْ افْتَرَشَ نَعْلَيْهِ وَقَامَ عَلَيْهِمَا جَازَتْ، وَبِهَذَا يُعْلَمُ مَا يُفْعَلُ فِي زَمَانِنَا مِنْ الْقِيَامِ عَلَى النَّعْلَيْنِ فِي صَلَاةِ الْجِنَازَةِ لَكِنْ لَا بُدَّ مِنْ طَهَارَةِ النَّعْلَيْنِ كَمَا لَا يَخْفَى


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 626)

وذكر في المنية وشرحها: إذا كانت النجاسة على باطن اللبنة أو الآجرة وصلى على ظاهرها جاز


حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 582)

ولو افترش نعليه وقام عليهما جاز فلا يضر نجاسة ما تحتهما لكن لا بد من طهارة نعليه مما يلي الرجل لا مما يلي الأرض


حلبي صغير (ص: 53)

ولو قام على النجاسة وفي رجليه خفاه أو جورباه أو نعلاه لا تجوز صلاته إلا أن يكون منزوعا وكذا لو كان أسفل نعليه نجسا وصلى بهما لا تتجوز وإن نزعهما وقام عليهما جازت وجد ثوب ديباج وثوبا نجسا نجاسة مانعة ولا مطهر له صلى في الديباج


کتاب النو ازل جلد6  صفحہ129

أحسن الفتاؤي جلد4  ص202 ايچ ايم سعيد


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