Sequence in Tayammum
Question :

If one wiped his hands before his face in tayammum, is it still correct?

Answer :

No, it is not correct, as the sequence within tayammum is necessary. In order to correct the sequence, one can repeat wiping the hands after wiping the face.

The Intention of Tayammum
Question :

Is the intention required in the tayammum?

Answer :

Yes, it is necessary in validity of tayammum to make the intention to get closer to Almighty Allah.

How to Perform Tayammum
Question :

How should one perform tayammum?

Answer :

Tayammum should be performed in the following method:
One should first strike the inside of his hands upon the earth once.
He should wipe, with both of his hands together, his forehead, and the two sides of his face from the place where the hair grows to the bone of the eyebrows.
He should wipe the back of the right hand from the wrist to the fingertips, with the inside of the left hand. Then he similarly wipes the back of the left hand with the inside of the right hand. It is best that he strikes the earth for a second time and then repeats the wiping of the two hands.

Wounded Parts of the Body
Question :

If a part of the body is wounded and treated with alcohol-based medication, and it is impossible to wash that area with water, is it necessary to perform tayammum instead of wudhu?

Answer :

If the najasah is in the parts of the wudhu then one must perform tayammum instead.

Janabah
Question :

If one wakes up in a state of Janaba between Fajr and sunrise, but does not think he will have enough time to perform ghusl and pray due to there only being a relatively short time until sunrise, what is he expected to do?

Answer :

If he expects, although he may not be sure, to have sufficient time to offer the prayer completely in addition to performing the ghusl before it before sunrise, then he should do the ghusl and perform the prayer.
If he anticipates that he has sufficient time to offer part of the prayer only before dawn after performing ghusl, then as an obligatory precaution he should perform the ghusl and offer the prayer even if some of it is after sunrise.
If he realizes that he will not be able to offer any part of the prayer before sunrise, then it is better to perform the Tayammum and the prayer before sunrise, and then perform the Ghusl and repeat the prayer after sunrise.

Tayammum
Question :

Can we do Tayammum with plaster of Paris?

Answer :

It is permissible to perform Tayammum with cement and plaster and the like of which originates from earth and then heated in fire.

Neurodermatitis
Question :

As my wife has a skin disease, which is called neurodermitis, the doctor told her to take a shower as less as possible (e.g. only once a week). What are the rules for her in respect to her Ghusl. Is she allowed to perform Tayyamum? e.g. after she had her menstrual bleeding, because taking a shower could harm her skin?

Answer :

With the fear that performing Ghusl harms her health, it is permissible for her to perform Tayammum.

Tayammum Instead of Ghusl
Question :

After doing tayammum instead of ghusl of janabah, I slept or urinated. Should I perform wudhu for prayers?

Answer :

Tayammum instead of the ghusl of janabah compensates for the wudhu. If a minor occurrence, like sleeping or urinating, took place afterwards, and you can perform wudhu, then you must do so. If it is not possible, then you should perform the tayammum instead of wudhu for your prayers.

The Taharah of Tayammum
Question :

If one performs tayammum instead of ghusl of janabah, how long will its taharah last? Is its affect the same as that for the ghusl, so it lasts until the next time one sustains a major occurrence (hadath akbar) like janabah, menstruation or touching a dead body?

Answer :

The tayammum becomes invalid with the elimination of the justification that caused one to perform tayammum. For example, if the patient who performed the tayammum instead of ghusl due to his illness was cured, then the tayammum is invalid immediately and ghusl will be required. The tayammum also becomes invalid also if the justification continued but the individual sustained another major occurrence (hadath akbar).

Tayammum Rather than Ghusl
Question :

Can someone do Tayammum rather than Ghusl in the following situations?
1. If somebody has done Ghusl many times and has been affected by too many doubts and taking too much time and using a lot of water, because surety comes very hard for him, and when he finishes his body is under pain.
2. If he is in a hurry for a job or something important that he thinks he will be late for if he does Ghusl?

Answer :

It is not permissible to do Tayammum instead of Ghusl in the said cases as long as water is available. Our advice to you is to economize in spending water, avoid extravagance and perform Ghusl in a balanced way and without paying attention to doubts; having said that, using excessive amount of water in Ghusl does not invalidate it.

Not Taking the Shoes off
Question :

When I am at work, I have to do wudhu for prayers in the sinks of the toilet area. I dislike taking my shoes off and doing wudhu because I have a strong feeling of najasah on the ground there. Also, I wear leather shoes, and I do not know in which country they were manufactured nor if the animal was slaughtered in the correct way. Am I allowed to perform tayammum in regards to prayers or can I do wudhu with my shoes on?

Answer :

Tayammum in this case is not sufficient, as it is possible to perform the prayer in a different place, even if you perform it towards the end of its prescribed time. The leather is considered najis if it was not from an Islamic country but if you were living in an Islamic country, then the leather is considered to be tahir.