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Is it haram to leave a shoe upside down?
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Leave shone upside down
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To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the guidance of the Glorious Quran or the authentic and established Sunnah which even remotely implies that it is ‘haraam’ or unlawful or a sin if one happens to leave one’s shoes upside down.
It is only natural that one would normally leave their shoes in their natural position with the soles on the floor; but if for any reason one happens or wishes to leave their shoes in a position whereby the soles are facing skywards, there is absolutely no harm.
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,