Category: Tayammum Permissible
Tayammum Permissible ~ If you cannot find water, then you must do tayyamum, which is recommended. Linguistically tayammum means aiming for something. The Almighty says, “Do not have recourse to bad things.
This location can be anything natural like a rock, sand, or grass. The location must be clean to maintain the purity of the ritual. If the location of tayammum is impure, you must purify it with water.
In the Shari’a it is a legal act of worship by which the prayer becomes allowed. This means that the Shari’a has judged it. This exists in wudu’ and ghusl. By it the prayer is permitted when wudu’ and ghusl are excluded because tayammum is only to make lawful.
If you cannot find any water, then do tayammum with pure earth.
The situation is that either that there is no water to be found at all or a judgement that he will not find enough water for wudu’ or ghusl in a journey (or while resident), whether short or not, whether the traveller is healthy or not, and whether the journey is permissible or not, because the allowance for doing it on a journey or while resident does not have the precondition that the journey be for something permissible. If the allowance is only in the journey, like breaking the fast in Ramadan, then the journey must be permissible and it must be a distance of at least four postal stages, like that for shortening the prayer.