Tayamum Guideline for People with Broken Hands

Islamic Rule Today: Tayamum Guideline for People with Broken Hands ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will still explain how to do Tayamum for sick people. If in the previous article I explained about it to someone who was worried about dying if he took a bath or performed ablution (wudu), then in this article I will explain about the guide to do it for the person whose hand is broken. For example, like this, “If our hands are broken and our hands are bandaged, of course, our broken hands cannot be touched by water and the skin in our hands is covered with bandages, then how do we do Tayamum?”

As always, before I answer the question, I will quote one hadith specifically related to this issue. The hadith that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : اِنْكَسَرَتْ إِحْدَى زَنْدَيَّ فَسَأَلْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَأَمَرَنِيْ أَنْ أَمْسَحَ عَلَى الْجَبَائِرِ . رَوَاهُ اِبْنُ مَاجَهْ

From Ali radliyallaahu ‘anhu, he said, “One of my wrists was broken. I then asked Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. He then told him to rub on the bandage.” The hadith is narrated by Ibn Majah.


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All readers! If we understand the hadith above, then of course we already know the answer to the question above. Yups, we have to wipe the bandage or gip that covers the skin of our hands. That is the answer. So, we don’t need to open the bandage, because it might just prolong the pain we experience. We just need to do the method that I said earlier.

Now, please note what I will say about the differences of opinion of Islamic law experts on this issue;

One; According to ash-Shafi’i, if in some parts of our body there are bandages that cover the wound and our health will become severe if it is opened, then we must wipe the bandage and we must do Tayamum, even though we use it when we are in an unholy state, we don’t do ablution or we are junub when we wear it.

Two; According to Malik and Abu Hanifah, if a part of our body is obscured and part of the body is healthy, if there are more healthy parts of the body than the diseased part of the body, then we must wash away the healthy body parts and rub the affected body part. But, if there are more parts of the body that are sick than healthy parts of the body, then we must do Tayamum.

Three; Ahmad said, a healthy body part must be washed and the affected body part must be rubbed.

That is a brief explanation of Tayamum guideline for people with broken hands. As always, if you have questions, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


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