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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Wiping with One Finger
Question :

Is it sufficient to wipe my head with one finger during wudhu?

Answer :

Yes, doing so is sufficient in the correctness of the wudhu.

Ways to Wipe
Question :

Some people put the tips of their fingers perpendicular on their head and then wipe from back to front, but others put the tips of their fingers parallel to the head and wipe; which method is correct?

Answer :

It is sufficient to wipe in any of the mentioned methods

Wiping Long Hair
Question :

I have long hair that is long enough to tie, and when I wipe over my hair in wudhu, the hair that I am wiping moves with my hand and it falls forward. Is this valid?

Answer :

Yes, the wiping is correct even if there is movement of the hair; however, it is necessary to limit the wiping to the roots of the hair or the parts of the hair which are close to the roots, such that they cannot extend to outside the front quarter of the head.

Wiping on a Barrier
Question :

Sometimes when I am at the university it is very hard to find a washroom, in which I can perform my ablution without causing any problems, especially in taking off my shoes and my headscarf to wipe the feet and head. So is it permissible to wipe over my shoes and hijab in such a scenario?

Answer :

It is necessary to wipe on the head and the feet directly, and it is not sufficient to wipe on the scarf, the shoes or the socks. A woman is urged to find a place where she is not seen by men and uncover her head and feet where she can perform the proper way of wudhu.

Wiping on Hair with Gel
Question :

If one has gel in his hair, must he wash it out before performing wudhu?

Answer :

If it forms a barrier that prevents water from reaching the hair then it must be removed.

Wiping the Head
Question :

When wiping one's head in wudhu, if somebody has lots of hair on his head, must water reach the scalp or simply make the hair wet?

Answer :

It is sufficient to transfer the dampness from the hand to the wiped hair and it is not mandatory to make the water reaches the skin under the hair.

Wiping the Scalp
Question :

When I wipe my head in wudhu, I make a parting in my hair in order for the scalp to be wiped with the wetness of the wudhu. Do I need to do this?

Answer :

It is not necessary to wipe in this way. It is sufficient to wipe over the hair of the front of the head and it is not obligatory for the dampness of the wudhu to reach the scalp.