taking off the khuffayn

QUESTION:

Somebody takes ghusl (including wudhu), afterwards he put on his khuffayn. Later on he discovers a part that he left dry (such as his belly button) during ghusl. Now must he also take of his khuffayn and wash feet together with the part he left dry?

ANSWER: ?

If the Ghusl was compulsory upon him i.e. he was in the state of impurity, then he will have to remove the Khuffain, wash the area that was left dry (such as belly-button) and thereafter put the Khuffain back on.
If the Ghusl was not compulsory and he put the Khuffain on after completing his Wudhu, then it is not necessary to take off the Khuffain.

And AllãhTa’ãla knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
12 October 2011 / 14 Zul Qa’dah 1432