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What is the obligatory amount of the head that should be wiped?

The obligatory amount includes a part of the head which is from the Yafūkh (above the head) till the forehead and it is al-Iḥtiyat al-Mustahab that the length of the area wiped, amounts to the length of one finger and its width should be that of three closed fingers. Wiping on the hair is also permissible, provided that the hair is no longer than custom, but if the hair from the front of the head is longer than usual, there shall be an alteration. The same applies to the hair on the side of the head if that is also extended above the head; then it ought to be put aside in Wuḍū.




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