Performing Tayammum instead of Wudoo’ to catch the congregational Salaah

Question 132In a case where someone comes to the Masjid (mosque) after Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) has already been called, is it permissible for them to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) to catch the congregational Salaah (prayer)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is not permissible to perform Tayammum (instead of Wudoo’) to catch the congregational Salaah. Tahaarah (ritual purification) with water must be performed, even if doing so will result in missing the prayer in congregation… read more here.

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