Starting from the Right Side on Wearing Shoes and the Left on Taking them off

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Starting from the Right Side on Wearing Shoes and the Left on Taking them off:


Praying in Shoes if they are Clean:


1- Saeed Ibn Yazeed said: “I asked Anas Ibn Malik whether the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) used to pray wearing his shoes, and he answered in the affirmative.”1

2- Abu Dawood narrated in his sunnan that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: whilst the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was leading his companions in prayer, he took off his shoes and placed them to his left.

When the people saw that, they took off their shoes. When the messenger of Allah had finished the prayer he said, “What made you take off your shoes?” They said, “We saw you take off your shoes, so we took off our shoes.” The messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Jibreel (angel Gabriel) came to me and told me that there was some dirt on them.” And he said: “when one of you comes to the mosque, let him check his shoes, and if he sees any dirt on them, let him wipe them and pray in them.”



Starting from the right side on wearing shoes and the left on taking them off:

1- Narrated Abu Hurirah that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him said): “If one of you puts his shoes on, let him start with his right foot. When he takes them off, let him start with his left, so that his right foot is the first to wear the shoe and the last to be taken out of it.”2



(1) Sunnan Al-Nasa’ai – Kitab Al-Qibla (677)

(2) Sahih Al-Bukhari – Kitab Al-Libass (6585), Sahih Muslim – Kitab Al-Libass (7902)

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