Permissibility of Wiping over Socks or Shoes

With the aim of providing ease, if you are wearing socks or shoes, you are permitted to wipe over them instead of having to take them off and put them on again in order to wash your feet during ablution. 

The wiping is done by passing your wet hands over the upper surface of your socks or shoes, from the extremity of your toes to the shin. 

Three conditions must apply for the wiping to be valid: 

1. The socks or shoes are worn while being in a state of ablution. 

2. They are pure and clean. 

3. They completely cover the feet up to the ankles. 

The period for wiping over socks or shoes: Residents are allowed to wipe over them for one day and night, and travelers are allowed to do this for three days and nights.