Salah & Wudo

Q:

Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar… I have a serious but maybe odd question hopefully some one can answer, Inshallah. I don’t live anywhere near a Masjid and im the only muslim I know. I listen to all of Mufti Menk lectures on YouTube, I thank you all and him from the bottom of my heart for all that you’ve taught me. I work as a server/ waiter at a steakhouse. I have a felony record and this is the only job I can find where I can make $20 an hour. I have to where make-up on my face to cover my tattoos. I dont know what to do when its time for Salah and I cant perform Wudo because ill wipe the make-up off my face. I really need help please… Thank u

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

If you cannot remove the makeup on your face at work because of your job situation demanding to cover it, then you are allowed to wash your hands, mouth, and arms, and wipe your head and ears and wash your feet, while making a symbolic ablution (tayammum) instead of washing your face.

To perform tayammum, you need to strike a clean surface with both hands and blow off any dust on them and then wipe your face and hands once.

However, while at home, you need to remove your make up and wash your face while performing wudu.

I would also advise you if you can remove the tattoos safely from your face, you should do it.

Allah Almighty knows best.

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