be to Allaah.
It was narrated that al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah said: “The
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did wudoo’ and wiped over
his socks and shoes.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 92; classed as saheeh
by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi, no. 86)
The author of al-Qaamoos said: jawrab (socks)
means something that is wrapped around the feet.
Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi said: jawrab means a thin
cover for the feet made of wool, worn to keep the feet warm.
It was narrated that Yahyaa al-Bakka’ said: I heard Ibn
‘Umar saying, “Wiping over the socks (jawrabayn) is like wiping
over the leather slippers (khuffayn).”
Al-Musannaf by Ibn Abi Shaybah,
Ibn Hazm said: wiping over anything that is worn on the
feet – of things that are permitted to be worn and which come up above
the ankles – is Sunnah, whether they are slippers (khuffayn)
made of leather or felt or wood, or socks made of linen, wool, cotton,
camel hair or goat hair, whether leather is worn over them or not, or
whether they are overshoes or slippers worn over slippers or socks worn
Some scholars differed as to whether it is permissible
to wipe over the slippers (khuffaayn). The correct view as indicated
by the evidence is that it is permissible to do that, as stated above.
And Allaah knows best.
See the answer to Question No. 8186