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The Ruling on the Woman wearing Socks while in Ihram

I wear black socks while in Ihram so that my feet will be covered and I perform Tawaf and I pray in them. It was said to me that this nullifies the Ihram and that I have to slaughter an animal. I hope from your eminence that you can provide me a beneficial answer concerning the ruling on my wearing these sock in Ihram, Tawaf and prayer. May Allaah reward you with good.

This is a good act that you are thanked for, due to what it contains of covering the ’Awrah (parts of the body that should be concealed) and staying away from the causes of Fitnah (evil temptation). Whoever said to you that you must slaughter an animal for that, is mistaken and he has erred. The only things that are prohibited for the women to wear who is in Ihram, are specifically the gloves. In reference to wearing socks on the feet, there is no harm in that for the women. Rather, she must do that during Tawaf and in the prayer. There is no harm in her being careful concerning this by wearing extra long garments that cover her feet during Tawaf and in the prayer. Also, it is not a condition that the socks must be black. Rather, there is no harm in wearing other than black while making sure that the socks completely cover the feet. May Allaah help everyone to attain the truth. Verily, He is All-Hearing, and Responsive to invocations.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.4, p.131, DARUSSALAM
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