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Is Tayammum permitted due to shortage of time?

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Nasihah (Advice): Encouragement to make Wudhu at home before going to the Musjid


The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever performs Wudhu thoroughly (by observing all the Sunnahs and etiquettes of Wudhu) and thereafter goes to Salaah and prays the Salaah in congregation or in the Musjid,Allah will forgive all his sins.” (Sahih Muslim)



Question and Answer:


  1. I woke up when the time of the Fajr prayer was almost ended (about five minutes left before the end of prayer time), this time is not enough for making vudu’, but in this time I could make Tayammum. Will be possible in this case to make Tayammum instead of vudu’?


(Question published as received)


  1. In your situation, water was available to use. The restriction was only the time factor. A restriction in time does not justify the concession of Tayammum. You must make wudhu and make Qadha of the missed prayer if you were not able to pray it before the time expired. (al-Muheet al-Burhani, Vol: 1, Pg: 142)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best



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