A man from the companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) traveled to Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was in Egypt. 

After a brief conversation he asked him ‘Why do I not see any shoes on you?’

Fadalah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied: *Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) use to command us to go barefoot sometimes.*”

(Sunan Abi Dawud)

Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) cites  *three reasons* as to why Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered us to walk barefoot occasionally :

*1. To create humility within a person*

*2. To break one’s ego*

*3. To become accustomed to it as sometimes a person will be forced to walk barefoot*



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