Assalamu alaikum respected Mufti. As a newer muslim, alhamdulilah, I have a question. Is it permissible for a muslim woman to wear sandals or flip flops in public? JazakAllah Khair for your time.
I congratulate you dear sister upon embracing Islam.
It is permissible for a woman to wear sandals or flip flops in public and private.
According to the trusted opinion of scholars, a woman's feet are not part of her Awrah (concealable parts of her body) which means she is not required to cover her feet in public. Thus she is allowed to wear all kinds of footwear as long as it does not resemble to way of life of open sinners.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America