Wiping the Head
Question :

I have heard that, during wudhu, I have to wipe until three centimeters before my hairline. Is this true?

Answer :

There is no precise limit for wiping, but it is sufficient that the wetness on the hand is not mixed with the wetness in other parts of the wudhu.

Wiping when the Hair is Wet
Question :

Is it correct to perform the wiping of the head in wudhu when the hair is wet?

Answer :

If the wetness on the head was such that it transfers to the hand and leads to wiping the feet with that wetness, then this invalidates the wudhu, since it is obligatory to wipe the feet with the wetness of the wudhu. If the wetness on the head was such that it does not transfer to the hands when wiping the head, then there is no problem in wiping the head in this case.
Therefore, it is better to dry the head before the wudhu.

How to Perform the Whudu
Question :

How do I perform wudhu?

Answer :

You start by washing the face from the topmost part of the forehead where the hair begins to grow to the farthest end of the chin, and its breadth is what is covered between the thumb and the middle finger. The said area must be washed fully. Then, wash the arms by starting with the right arm from the elbow to the tips of the fingers. Then wash the left arm in the same way. Then, wipe the head using the wetness of the right hand. Then, wipe the feet from the tips of the toes to the ankles, starting with the right feet, then the left. It is sufficient to wipe normally and it is not mandatory to cover the mentioned wiped areas fully with wetness.

Wiping All Toes
Question :

Do all toes need to be wiped during in wudhu, or just the last toe?

Answer :

It suffices in the correctness of the wudhu to perform what is considered as wiping, even if it is on one toe.

Wiping with New Water
Question :

Does wiping the head with new water make the wudhu void?

Answer :

Yes, the wudhu is void if the wiping was with new water. If the water used in wiping is mixed with new water, and therefore the wiping was done using both waters, then the wudhu should be repeated based on an obligatory precaution.

Wiping in One Stroke
Question :

Someone told me that when I finish pouring water on my arm, before I start wiping freely, I must wipe once from my elbow down to my fingertips in one stroke and if this is not done then the wudhu is void. Is this true?

Answer :

No, it is not true. You can do so with as many strokes as necessary to ensure that the area is fully washed.

Wudhu By Immersion
Question :

Can I perform wudhu for prayers by immersing the parts of wudhu in water, like in ghusl?

Answer :

It is not necessary to use the hands in washing the face and arms during wudhu. It is valid to wash them by placing them under the tap directly, such that they are washed from the top downwards. It is also a condition of the wudhu to wipe the head and the feet with the dampness on the hand that originates from the wudhu process only, and not to allow the hand to become wet from other than that before wiping.
In light of the above, before one proceeds to wiping the head and feet, one should ensure that a part of the left arm is unwashed before using the right hand to wash the left arm, in order for the right hand to have only the water of wudhu on it. Otherwise, the water on the right hand might be extra water and wiping with it will invalidate the wudhu.

Not Washing Under the Chin
Question :

One realized when washing the face during wudhu that he had not been washing under the chin. Is it obligatory on him to make up all prayers that he performed with such a wudhu?

Answer :

It is a condition in the correctness of the wudhu to wash the face from the topmost part of the forehead where the hair begins to grow to the farthest end of the chin. Washing underneath the chin is not obligatory.

Visible Parts of the Nostrils
Question :

Is the visible part in the nostrils considered an internal or external part of the body, so one should include it in ablution?

Answer :

It is not considered among the apparent part of the body, so it is not included in the ablution.

Wiping with Mixed Water
Question :

I have recently learned that when wiping my head in wudhu, I cannot touch the water on my forehead as the water will be mixed and this makes it void; is this true? I am finding this very difficult to do as I am bound to get some water on my hand from my forehead.

Answer :

Yes, it is true, and you can wipe normally and not touch the wet places.

Washing the Face and the Arams
Question :

During wudhu how many times must the face and arms be washed?

Answer :

It is obligatory in wudhu to completely encompass the face and the arms from the elbow to the fingertips with water even if it involves pouring water several times.

Pouring Water on the Arm
Question :

When performing wudhu, do I have to pour water on the back of my arms or from the front?

Answer :

Both ways of washing the arms are permissible.

Justification of Wiping the Feet
Question :

What is the justification of the school of Ahl-ul-Bait (peace be upon them) for wiping the feet, rather than wiping over the socks or shoes, or washing them?

Answer :

The wudhu is valid if the feet are wiped directly on the skin. It is not sufficient to wipe on the socks and shoes, nor is it sufficient to wash the feet, as per the verse of wudhu when Almighty Allah said: "When you rise up for prayer, wash you faces, and your hands to the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles." (Quran, 6:5).

Wiping on Socks
Question :

Some people perform ablution in the morning and then wear socks after that. When performing ablution for the noon prayer, they just wipe over socks. Is that correct?

Answer :

It is not correct, as wiping should be on the skin directly.

Washing the Face from the Top
Question :

I know that in wudhu I have to wash my face from the top downwards, but what if while doing that, I rub it the opposite way by accident?

Answer :

There is nothing wrong with that as long as you washed correctly after realizing that you washed in the wrong direction.

Two Hands
Question :

Is it allowed to wash the face with two hands in wudhu?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Sweat on the Head
Question :

In warm weather when somebody frequently perspires, during the wiping of wudhu, there is already some sweat mixed with the water in wiping the head, so is there any problem with that?

Answer :

The wudhu is valid if the sweat was little but it is better to dry it just before starting the wudhu to avoid any doubts.

Nail Polish
Question :

Can a girl still pray while she has colored nail polish on fingers and/or toes?

Answer :

Having nail polish is permissible during the prayer if it was applied after wudhu or ghusl. It prevents water from reaching the nail so it invalidates wudhu or ghusl if it was applied before performing any one of them. It can be applied on some of the toes that are not wiped during wudhu.

Uppermost Limits
Question :

How does one determine the uppermost limits of the face in wudhu of a bald person?

Answer :

One starts washing the face from where the hair conventionally grows for people with a normal hairline.

Dry Hands
Question :

What should I do if I come to wipe my head and feet, and I find my hands really dry?

Answer :

If the hands become dry because of a justifiable excuse, like if he forgot or due to the heat, then one should make the hand wet with the wetness from the beard, eye lashes, eyebrows or any other areas of the face, and wipe using that wetness.