How long can I wipe over my footgear (khuff) with the excused person status?

Question: How long can I wipe over my footgear (khuff) with the excused person status?

Answer:

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu

A resident is permitted to wipe on footgear (khuffs) for a time period of 24 hours and a traveler may do so for 72 hours.

However, because the ablution (wudu) of the excused person is nullified with the exiting of the prayer time, the allotted time period may be different for the excused person.

If the excuse is active while the excused person is either making wudu, or putting on the footgear, or both, then the wiping is only valid until that prayer time exits.

If the excuse is inactive while the excused person is making wudu AND putting on the footgear, the wiping is valid for 24 hours for a resident and 72 hours for a traveler.

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Jazak Allah khayran

Naielah Ackbarali


References:

  • Imam ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar
  • Imam ibn Abidin, Manhal al-Waridin
  • Imam Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah
  • Imam Shurunbulali, Imdad al-Fattah
  • Imam Tahtawi, Hashiyya al-Tahtawi

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