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Salah offered incorrectly in the past


As Salamu alaykum wr wb, this issue has been bothering me for some time. I’m a revert and started praying my salah maybe 2 years ago. In the beginning there were some things I did wrong during salah like not covering my head properly and not pronouncing the Arabic correctly, however I was still learning. There was this one period of time I would do masah on my socks, even though I had not previously performed wudu before putting my socks on (I did not know that did not count as a valid wudu!). I don’t even know how long I did this for (maybe 3 months). Later on, I found out that I must have performed full wudu (with washing of the feet) and then put socks on. If I break my wudu, THEN I can do masah on them. It’s been maybe 2 years since this happened. Should I repeat 3 months of prayers? And should I repeat prayers for the time I did not pray properly before that? Also, I suffer from waswasa and I over think things. Please do reply soon. May Allah reward you immensely. Jazakallah


Waalykum salam

Thank you for your Question.
For your Query I contacted the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said :
1- For your past salah, since you were doing your best at that time then your salah are Ok InshaAllah
2- For doing your Masah on the socks, since you didn’t know, it’s perfectly OK and accepted InshaAllah
3-Waswasa can grow serious if you don’t treat it
Pls refer to the following link for its treatment:
Kind regards,


Naajiya Jaffery