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Are DexShell Socks permitted for doing masah in Wudu?



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

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


The Daruliftaa recently examined and physically tested four different Dexshell socks namely: Dexshell UltraLite, Dexshell Coolvent Lite, Dexshell Wudu and Dexshell Coolvent. The Daruliftaa deems them (the four above mentioned) fit to be used for masah during wudu.


Attached below for your convenience is the official fatwa issued by the Daruliftaa regarding Dexshell socks.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ismail Dawoodjee

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




Email/Reference Header: [email protected]



Shortened Question:

Masah on Dexshell Socks



Dear Respected Mufti Hazraat, I am including samples of Dexshell socks for your examination to validate if Masah on these socks is permissible.


There are four samples, one for each model that we sell. We request your analysis for each sample.


1)     The thinnest of all is the Dexshell UltraLite. We do not sell these for wudu purpose as we are sceptical regarding their validity for wudu.

2)     Then there is Dexshell Coolvent Lite. These are our most popular socks.

3)     The latest model is Dexshell Wudhu. The manufacturer has started making this model due to demand specifically for wudu socks. They are starting to become popular among retailers because they are specifically marketed and labelled for wudu.

4)     The thickest model of the samples sent s the Dexshell Coolvent. These are less popular due to higher rating causing more heat in the feet and toes.


Overall, Dexshell’s quality durability and waterproof features far exceed that of Sealskinz. They are a superior product by which the patented lamination technology processes make the triple layer go unnoticed. We look forward to your response.


More information on the products is available at www.dexshell.com


If there are any questions or if any explanation is necessary, please contact me at +1-631-988-3200 or by email at [email protected]

Was Salam


Fahad Tirmizi

Wudu Gear Inc.



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

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


For the permissibility of making Masah (wiping) on non-leather socks, it is imperative that the socks fulfil all the conditions that are necessary for making Masah (wiping) on leather socks. After thoroughly studying the inherent qualities of leather socks, our illustrious Fuqāhā’ have suggested that non-leather socks should resemble leather socks in the following:


  1. They should cover both the ankles entirely.
  2. They should be durable enough that a person can walk with the sock for three miles without them tearing.
  3. Both socks should be independently free from holes to the extent of three small toes.
  4. The socks should remain on the leg without being tied or fastened.
  5. They should be such that water does not seep through them.[1]


We have examined and physically tested the four models of the Dexshell socks referred to in the question. After conducting a durability test on them by walking the necessary three Shar’ī miles, as well as conducting a water resistance test and a test to ascertain whether the socks are able to stand on the legs without being fastened or tied, we are satisfied with the results and deem them to bit fit for Masah during Wudhu. Hence, it is permissible to use them as alternatives to leather socks.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Nabeel Valli, AbdulMannan Nizami, Asim Patel

Students Darul Iftaa

Zambia, USA, South Africa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





[1]   المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (1/ 344) [المجلس العلمي]

وإن كان ثخيناً مستمسكاً ويستر الكعب ستراً لا يراه الناظر كما هو جوارب أهل مرو، فعلى قول أبي حنيفة رحمه الله: لا يجوز المسح عليه، إلا إذا كان منعلاً أو مبطناً، وعلى قولهما: يجوز.


الفتاوى الهندية (1/ 32) [إمدادية]

وَالثَّخِينِ الذي ليس مُجَلَّدًا وَلَا مُنَعَّلًا بِشَرْطِ أَنْ يَسْتَمْسِكَ على السَّاقِ بِلَا رَبْطٍ وَلَا يُرَى ما تَحْتَهُ وَعَلَيْهِ الْفَتْوَى كَذَا في النَّهْرِ الْفَائِقِ


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 269) [أيج ايم سعيد]

قال الحصكفي: (الثخينين) بحيث يمشي فرسخا ويثبت على الساق ولا يرى ما تحته ولا يشف إلا أن ينفذ إلى الخف قدر الغرض.

قال ابن عابدين: (قوله على الثخينين) أي اللذين ليسا مجلدين ولا منعلين نهر، وهذا التقييد مستفاد من عطف ما بعده عليه، وبه يعلم أنه نعت للجوربين فقط كما هو صريح عبارة الكنز.


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