How should one wear shoes?
Dear children! Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Qadiri advises us to:
1. Shake our shoes before putting them on, so any insects, pebbles, etc., fall out.
2. Wear the right shoe and then the left one when putting them on, and when taking them off, take the left shoe off first and then the right one, (Booklet: 101, Madani phool, p. 20).
Dear children! We have learnt that we should shake our shoes before putting them on, so that if there is something harmful in them, it falls out. Otherwise, we might be harmed. We also learn that whenever we wear shoes or sandals, we should first wear the right shoe or sandal, and when removing them, we should take the left shoe or sandal off first and then the right one. The Final Prophet of Allah Almighty, Sayyiduna Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:
When you wear shoes, start with the right, and when you take them off, start with the left, so that the right foot is first when wearing and last when removing, (Bukhari, vol. 4, p. 65, Hadith 5855).
Sometimes you may forget to do this because you’re in a rush. Well, take your time and remember to follow these steps. (To learn more etiquettes, refer to the booklet of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, entitled ‘101 Madani Pearls.’)