Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 39728
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Feb 14,2018

Title: Few tayammum questions.


Assalamu alaikum, Respected Mufti Sahab, 1)I was once in a scenario. I went to the masjid for my Asar prayer with jamat. One reaching there I found that that there is no supply of water in the masjid as the tank is empty and motor was not put on in time so there was no water to make wuzu for any one. Other people were also in the same condition. However others may have made wuzu from home or office and came to masjid. So they joined the jamat as it was just five minuter left. Outside the masjid was hotel, shops, etc but one just cannot enter to others place and make wuzu. So I went to the top floor of the masjid and made tayyamum on the ground as it had some dust on the floor and came back to the ground floor where the jamat was taking place. So I joined the jamat and completed my namaz.After wards I came back to my place made a fresh wuzu with water and again repeated the farz namaz of Asar alone. So I want to ask was my  1st namaz with jamat was valid or not. Also if others did the same thing i.e. tayyamum to catch the jamat would there namaz be valid? 2.) If I had wet dream and there was water in the house in the bathroom but due to cold weather or shame (that if I have a bath at night people in the house or neighbours will come to know and what will think of me) can I make tayyamum and say my fajir prayers and then in the morning can wake up and have a gusul and repeat my fajir namaz. Will it be valid.
3) More over once I got up late and it was just may be ten minutes for fajir time to end and by the time I will make wuzu with water I fear will miss my namaz and the time will end so I made tayyamum and said my fajir prayers and afterwards at 8 am or 9 am I repeated my fajir salat. So was my previous namaz valid and can I do like this when short of time. Jazzak Allah!


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

  1. The Tayammum you performed was invalid. Your ‘asr prayer with the jamat was invalid. The salah of all those who did Tayammum was invalid as well.[1]
  2. It is not permissible to perform Tayammum in the situation described. If one does not fear getting ill due to a cold bath, it will not be permissible for him to perform Tayammum. We do not understand the shame of a wet dream. That generally is a personal issue not known to others. Furthermore, a quick bath or shower is similar to performing wudhu in the bathroom.[2]  
  3. It is not permissible to perform Tayammum in this situation. The fajr prayer was invalid and should be repeated. We advise you wake up earlier and perform wudhu and salah thoroughly. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح في الفقه الحنفي (ص: 32)

 العذر المبيح للتيمم:

1 - كبعده ميلا عن ماء ولو في المصر



نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح في الفقه الحنفي (ص: 32)

2 - وحصول مرض.

3 - وبرد يخاف منه التلف أو المرض. 

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