Wearing socks

(Part No. 11; Page No. 184)  A: It is not permissible for men to wear socks when in Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for Hajj or `Umrah. If a man needs to wear them because of sickness, and so on, he must offer a Fidyah (ransom), which is to fast for three days, to feed six poor persons, giving each one half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of dates or similar food, or to slaughter a sheep.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.