Wiping over socks


What is the commandment regarding wiping over the khuffs
(moccasins, leather socks)?

Wiping over the khuffs is a mutawaatir practice; there
are many, many ahaadeeth about it. In fact, the matter is
even easier for the people, since there are ahaadeeth
which mention that the Messenger used to wipe over his
socks also. Wiping over socks, even if they are of thin
material, is supported by a large majority of Muslim
'ulamaa', including 'Umar bin al-Khattaab, as Imaam
Nawawi has mentioned in his book Al-Majmoo' Sharh al-

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