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As a Muslim revert, how can I manage the excessive production of oil in my hair caused by wetting my scalp during Wudu, especially since I cannot wear a Hijab outside or wash my hair more than twice a week?
Often, the production of hair oil adjusts naturally over a few months to a change in hair routine. So, possibly, your hair will adjust by itself.
In the meantime, I suggest using the minimum water and doing the minimum necessary amount of washing for wudu (rather than anything extra/mustahhab).
This will vary between schools of thought. For instance, the 4 Sunni schools of thought require wiping the entire head (but have some minor differences regarding wudu between each other). The Twelver Shi'i school of thought requires wiping a quarter of the head with 1-3 fingers by using the remaining water from wudu (not taking extra water).
Historically, most people did not wash their hair daily, and certainly did not have access to commercially produced shampoos, so, in and of itself, performing wudu regularly does not usually require people to wash their hair more frequently (although individual circumstances vary).
This is venturing outside the scope of responses offered here, but you could look into advice online by people starting the "no shampoo (no 'poo)" routine in reducing oiliness. Possibly dry shampoo might be helpful. Of course you have to decide what is best for yourself, your health, and your circumstances.
Lastly... doing wudu doesn't usually make people's hair oily. It is possible that this is happening for yourself, since everyone is different. However, if you haven't already, you could look into other causes, such as hormones, stress, diet, or an underlying health condition. If you have recently converted to Islam, this could be an underlying stressor, if it has come with shifts in your life or challenges.
If we decide to do Sunnah acts of Wudu do we have to do every single one for our Wudu to be valid or can we do some Sunnah acts and not others?
Thank you for your question. You can so some recommended acts and not others but you must perform all of the necessary acts for wudu to be valid (intention, washing the face once, washing the right hand from the elbow to fingertips once, washing the left arm in the same way one, wiping the front part of the head, wiping both feet) according to Jaffari jurisprudence.
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If Fajr Namaz is missed on a Friday, can we offer its Qaza after doing the Ghusl of Juma or do we need to perform Wuzu for it?
We must try our best to perform every Prayer within its time and never miss any Prayer as much as we can. If God firbid, Fajr Namaz is missed, we must perform its Qaza as soon as we can. There is no condition to perform Ghusl of Jum’a before performing the Qaza although Ghusl Jum’a is very great recommended Ghusl, but you can perform the Qaza of Fajr with Wudhu only or after Ghusl Jum’a if you wish but Ghusl Jum’a is not obligatory nor a condition for Qaza Namaz.
I am diabetic and there is a glucose monitoring system, called FreeStyle Libre, that is attached for 2 weeks to the upper arm on my body and it cannot be taken off. In this situation how may I perform Ghusl and Wudhu?
As this matter is a new matter, and the monitor prevents water from reaching to part of your skin, many of our Maraaji' of Taqleed say that you need to perform both Ghusl and Tayammum. During the Ghusl, you need to wipe over the monitor on your body.