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The obligatory extent of wiping involved in tayammum

Q: Does wiping one’s forehead with one’s palms during tayammum entail employing one’s fingers, too, or not? What's the ruling vis-à-vis wiping one’s hand’s dorsum (posterior aspect) during tayammum?

A: Wiping with one’s palms alone will not suffice; it's necessary to wipe the forehead with the palms and the palmar aspects of the fingers. Concerning the wiping over of the hand’s dorsum, during tayammum, one ought to wipe up to the ends of the fingers.


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