Fatwa: # 19349
Category: Wudu
Country: South Africa
Date: 1st July 2011


If a person is ill and unable to perform wuḍū neither can he perform tayammum by himself, can another person do the tayammum for him?


If a person is ill and unable to perform wuḍū neither can he perform tayammum by himself, can another person do the tayammum for him?


Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

If it is not possible for a person to use water neither can he do tayammum by himself, it will be permissible for someone else to make the tayammum for him on condition that the sick person makes intention for tayammum.

If the person making the tayammum for the sick person uses both his hands when wiping it over the limbs of the sick person then he will have to strike the object which he is using for tayammum three times. however, if the person making the tayammum only uses one hand, as in the case when making tayammum for one’s self, then two strokes will suffice.


حاشية ابن عابدين - (1 / 237)

فلو أمر غيره بأن ييممه جاز بشرط أن ينوي الآمر  بحر  قال ط ظاهره أنه يكفي من الغير ضربتان وهو خلاف ما يأتي عن القهستاني

الدر المختار - (1 / 239)

نعم لو يمم غيره يضرب ثلاثا للوجه واليمنى واليسرى  قهستاني

حاشية ابن عابدين - (1 / 239)

قوله ( يضرب ثلاثا ) أي لكل واحد من الأعضاء ضربة وهذا نقله القهستاني عن العماني وهو كتاب غريب والمشهور في الكتب المتداولة الإطلاق وهو الموافق للحديث الشريف التيمم ضربتان إلا أن يكون المراد إذا مسح يد المريض بكلتا يديه فحينئذ لا شبهة في أنه يحتاج إلى ضربة ثالثة يمسح بها يده الأخرى


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ishaaq E. Moosa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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