Is it permissible for men and women to perform prayers sockless or stockingless? Is the prayer which is performed barefoot valid?

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Is it permissible for men and women to perform prayers sockless or stockingless? Is the prayer which is performed barefoot valid?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

The private parts (awrah parts) of men and women are organs that are fard (obligatory) to be covered and forbidden (haram) to show to other people.

The awrah parts of the body of the man are the parts between his navel and knees. As for women, her whole body is awrah except her face, hands and feet.

For this reason, it is makrooh (abominable) for women to perform their prayers sockless though according to some scholars, the prayer of women performed barefoot will be valid.

And there is no religious drawback to men performing their prayers sockless and to an imam leading prayers barefoot.

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