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As Muslims, we do istinja`, or wash ourselves after using the toilet, not only because it is more hygienic and cleaner, but also to stay in the state of taharah, especially for salat. 

This is necessary, wherever you may be, even in public office, if you are there regularly. You can use a water bottle, and it does not need to be excessive amount of water as well. 

If you do not wash yourself, then no, you cannot pray in such a state, especially if it is after urinating. Your option is to either wait until you go back home, wash yourself, and then pray, or do as recommended above, and pray on time. 

And Allah knows best. 

Henna does not invalidate Wudu because it is just a color and not a layer on the skin which can prevent water from reaching the skin. Any color on the skin which has no layer but just color does not harm Wudu.


It is permissible to wipe off the water of Wudhu, but it is recommended to leave it to dry by itself. The Hadeeth narrated from the Prophet (SAWA) states: Who performs Wudhu and wipes its water will get one reward, and who performs Wudhu and does not wipe it will get thirty rewards. (Thawab Al-A'maal by al-Sadouq, page 32.)


When Ghusl is not possible, Tayammum must be performed to perform the obligatory Prayer within its time. Tayammum can be performed on any material of earth e.g. dry soil. Sand, stones, dust, etc. Wudhu does not suffice when Ghusl is not possible, but Tayammum is the only alternative.