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Praying Having Performed Tayammum and then During the Prayer Water Becomes Available?

A man is praying having performed dry-ablution [tayammum], and then during the prayer water becomes available, what should he do?

Al-Albaani: He cuts off his prayer, and uses the water [to perform wudoo].

Questioner: Okay, what if he has given the tasleem and then water becomes available? After he had given the tasleem? [i.e., after he has completed his prayer?]

Al-Albaani: Khalaas

Questioner: Sorry?

Al-Albaani: Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire. His prayer is correct, but he must perform wudoo for the next one.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 438.

Is it Allowed to Perform Dry-Ablution [Tayammum] Using a Rock?

Is it allowed to perform dry-ablution [tayammum] with a rock?

Al-Albaani: Even if rain fell on it.
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 13.

Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Performing Dry-Ablution [Tayammum]

Some prisoners, O Shaikh of ours, are put in special cells, ya’nee, due to their particular circumstances, and these cells are about a metre and a half by a metre and a half. They’re not allowed to leave them at all, ya’nee, they stay in them because they are under suspicion or are dangerous from a political standpoint or other such things, so they eat, drink and urinate—may Allaah honour you—in them, sometimes they are given water [but] only a very little so they can’t perform ablution [wudoo]. So should they perform dry-ablution [tayammum] using the wall, for example, as some people do?

Al-Albaani: Definitely, he must do that since he can’t perform wudoo.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 420.

Performing Dry-Ablution [Tayammum] in Prison

Regarding dry-ablution [tayammum], sometimes a person might, for example, be in prison, is it allowed to perform tayammum on the walls?

Al-Albaani: Of course.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 13.

A Gift of Soil?


Sukainah, the daughter of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “I asked my father, may Allaah have mercy on him, ‘One of the female callers [daa’iyah] said in a fiqh lesson that the best gift that you can give to a sick person who cannot perform ablution is a bag of soil, or a container that has soil in it, so that (s)he can perform dry ablution [tayammum] from it. And likewise, a traveller should carry some soil with him in order to perform tayammum with it. What is your opinion?’

So he answered, ‘According to this school of thought when the Prophet عليه السلام travelled from Medinah to Tabuk he should have taken some soil with him so he could perform tayammun with it!

This is futile.

For there are two mistakes: the first is to limit the performance of tayammun to soil alone, for it is possible for a person to strike a wall once and the matter is over.

The second is that this is a new classification which has no basis. For it has not been reported that they would carry soil with them in their journeys.

This is a modern-day feigning of knowledge, due to the lack of striving and working hard to acquire it.’”

Taken from her blog.

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