Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-ṣalāt fī l-naʿlayn
(151 words)

Praying in sandals

Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Waḍḍāḥ ibn Bazīʿ al-Umawī l-Marwānī l-Qurṭubī

Date: Probably between 859 and 900

Original Language: Arabic


This lost work dealt with the issue of the permissibility of praying while wearing sandals, an issue debated in the formative period of Islam, with some accepting the practice.


M.J. Kister ('Do not assimilate yourselves...: Lā tashabbahū', JSAI 12 (1989) 321-71) has shown that the issue of …

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Fierro, Maribel, “ Kitāb al-ṣalāt fī l-naʿlayn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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