Feeling the taste of food after beginning Sawm

Question: One day during Ramadaan I had some teaat Suhoor (pre-dawn meal before the Fast). I slept without washing my mouth. When I woke up, the taste of tea was still in my mouth. Do I have to make up for that day?

Answer: Your feeling of the taste of tea after waking up in the morning does not invalidate your Sawm (Fast), as you drank the tea before the break of the second dawn. Therefore, your Sawm is valid and you are not required to make up for that day... read more here.

The fasting person who swallows dust with his saliva while performing Tayammum

Question: What is the ruling on the fasting person who swallows dust while performing Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)?

Answer: The Sawm (Fast) remains valid as long as they do not swallow the dust deliberately. This is based on the general meaning of the Hadeeths which excuse unintentional actions committed by individuals of the Muslim Ummah (nation based on creed) as well as actions which they do under duress. The same applies to swallowing one’s saliva after performing Wudoo’ (ablution)... read more here.

Performing Tayammum instead of Istinjaa’

Question 175When we go for training in the desert, most ofthe soldiers perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) because of the cold weather, and sometimes due to the difficulty of making Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) as there is no place to screen yourself in such open areas. Since some scholars consider making Istinjaa’ one of the obligatory steps of Wudoo’ (ablution), could you please elaborate on this ruling?

Answer: Performing Istinjaa’ is not necessary for making Wudoo’; rather, it is obligatory after passing urine or stools. Moreover, it is not permissible to perform Tayammum in the presence of water, even if the weather is very cold unless one fears getting severely ill by using water. Also, it is not permissible to resort to Tayammum due to the lack of a covered place, as your colleague can cover you with a piece of cloth or the like when necessity demands it… read more here.

Performing Wudoo’ and forgetting to perform Tayammum for the wounded area

Question 10: A person performed Wudoo’ (ablution), and because of a wound in his hand that should not be exposed to water, he performed Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) for that area. It happened that he once forgot to do Tayamum for the wounded area, but during Salaah (Prayer) he remembered, so he performed Tayammum without interrupting the Salaah and continued praying. What is the ruling on this Salaah? Is it valid or not?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family and Companions. To proceed: If one of the body parts required to be washed in Wudoo’ sustains a wound that must not be washed or wiped with water, as this may worsen the wound or slow the healing, the person should perform Tayammum... read more here.

Does the elapse of Salaah time invalidate Tayammum ?

Question 137The time of Duhr (Noon) Prayer was due when I was at a place where there was no water, so I offered Duhr Prayer after performing Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth). After Salaah, I was sure that my Tayammum had not been invalidated until the time of ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayer was due, so I offered Salaah without performing Tayammum again. Is the second Salaah valid or not? Should I perform Tayammum after the time of each prayer is due?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The sound view of scholars is that Tayammum is not invalidated by the end of the prayer time for which a person performed Tayammum; rather it is invalidated when water is present or by the occurrence of any of the annulments of Wudoo’ (ablution)… read more here.

Does one Tayammum suffice instead of both: Ghusl and Wudoo’ ?

Question 136Does one Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) suffice instead of both: Ghusl (ritual bath) and Wudoo’ (ablution)? Or should a person perform Tayammum twice?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Only one Tayammum is sufficient for all major and minor impurities if the intention is made for that… read more here.

What is the extent of sickness that permits a person to perform Tayammum, even if water is available?

Question 135What is the extent of sickness that permits a person to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth), even if water is available?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The extent of any sickness in which it is permissible for a person to perform Tayammum, is if using water may aggravate the sickness or delay the process of the healing of wounds… read more here.

Is it permissible for a traveler to perform many obligatory Salaahs with one Tayammum

Question 134Since travelers are permitted to shorten Salaah (Prayers) and perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth), are they also permitted to perform one Tayammum for the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers or should they perform Tayammum for every prayer?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is sufficient for them to perform Tayammum once for offering more than one obligatory Salaah or supererogatory ones as long as they remain in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purification) [have not invalidated Tayammum] and cannot find water. This is according to the more correct of the two opinions held by the scholars… read more here.

Is it permissible for the one who performs Tayammum to touch Mus-haf?

Question 133We live in the desert and I love reciting the Qur’aan. However, sometimes and due to the lack of water, I put the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) on the ground, and perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) before touching it. Is it permissible for a person who has made Tayammum to touch the Qur’aan, or not? Please enlighten us, may Allaah enlighten you and reward you with good.

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If a Muslim cannot use or find water, they are permitted to make Tayammum and then to touch the Mus-haf… read more here.

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.

A person is 50 kilometers away from water and has cars that bring water to perform Tayammum

Question 131We are a group of Bedouins living in the desert and the nearest available source of water is fifty kilometers away. We carry water on our vehicles for our families to use and our camels and cattle to drink. Is it obligatory on us to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) and Ghusl (ritual bath) following major ritual impurity, although some houses are inhabited by ten or more people? Is it permissible for us to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) instead? Please, answer us.

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Allaah (Exalted be He) has made it obligatory to perform Wudoo’ and Ghusl when water is available, and He also made it obligatory to perform Tayammum when water is not available or when it is difficult to use due to an illness or the like. Allaah (Exalted be He) says (what means)… read more here.

What is the ruling on Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) ?

Question 130What is the ruling on Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If a Muslim cannot find water (to perform ablution), cannot use water, or risks being physically harmed if they use water, performing Tayammum becomes Waajib (obligatory)… read more here.

Can a wounded person perform Tayammum ?

Question 80:  There was a question presented to the program of “Noor ‘Alaa Al-Darb” about the legal ruling on a wounded person who fears that the wound might not be healed if washed. Should he wipe over the splint or perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)? The answer was that he should wipe over the splint and also perform Tayammum so as to avoid an area of scholarly difference. Are we obliged to follow these different opinions arising from the existence of multiple proofs on the same issue, or follow a different understanding that should have given instead an answer closer to the spirit of Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over them in Wudoo’ (ablution) instead of washing the feet if they are put on while in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purity), unless the holes are bigger than is ordinarily acceptable, or the socks are so transparent that the feet are almost bare and reveal the color of skin beneath them… read more here.