As far as Islamic sharia is concerned, it is permissible to wipe with wet hands over leather socks, instead of washing the feet when this is done in conformity with the prescribed conditions prescribed by sharia.

However, scholars differ in opinion about the permissibility of wiping on other types of socks (cloth, cotton, and nylon). Reliable scholars and mujtahids like Ibn Taymiyah have affirmed the permissibility of wiping over such socks provided they are thick and not transparent.

Shedding more light on this, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, stated: