Tayamum; A Solution to Ablution if There Is No Water ~ Hi all readers! In the previous articles, I have explained how to purify the body using water. That can be done by bathing or ablution. Well, in this article I will explain a solution that we can use to purify the body if we don’t find water. As Muslims, we must know about this because not always our needs for water will always be fulfilled.
As always, before I speak more about this topic, after I will quote some of the hadith related to our discussion. Pay attention!
Hadith About Tayamum
The hadith about Tayamum that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ جَابِرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ أُعْطِيْتُ خَمْسًا لَمْ يُعْطَهُنَّ أَحَدٌ قَبْلِيْ : نُصِرْتُ بِالرُّعْبِ مَسِيْرَةَ شَهْرٍ ، وَجُعِلَتْ لِيْ الَأَرْضُ مَسْجِدًا طَهُوْرًا ، فَأَيُّمَا رَجُلٍ أَدَرَكَتْهُ الصَّلَاةُ فَلْيُصَلِّ
From Jabir radliyallaahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “I have been given five things which were not given to one Prophet before me; I have been helped by fear throughout the course of one month, the earth has been made a holy place of worship for me, so if the time has come for prayer to someone, then it is best for him to pray.”
وَفِيْ حَدِيْثِ حُذَيْفَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عِنْدَ مُسْلِمٍ : وَجُعِلَتْ تُرْبَتُهَا لَنَا طَهُوْرًا إِذَا لَمْ نَجِدْ الْمَاءَ
In the hadith narrated by Muslim from Hudzaifah radliyallaahu anhu mentioned, “The dust (dust of the earth) has been made holy for us if we do not find water.”
وَ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عِنْدَ أَحْمَدَ : وَجُعِلَ التُّرَابُ لِيْ طُهُوْرًا
In the hadith narrated by Ahmad from Ali mentioned, “And dust has been made holy for me.”
There are several things related to several hadith above that we need to know;
One; Some of the hadiths above explain the superiority of the Prophet Muhammad which was not shared by other Prophets.
Two; We are encouraged to express the blessings Allah has given us.
Three; Prayer (Salat) can be done in places other than mosques, such as fields, gardens, roadsides with the conditions that these places are sacred.
Four; Tayamum is a solution for ablution if we don’t find water. There are differences of opinion among legal experts about this. Abu Hanifah said, “Tayamum allows us to do the obligatory prayers and recommended prayers as long as we do not have hadas, therefore there is an absolute solution.” Majority of legal experts argue, “That Tayamum allows us to perform obligatory prayers and prayers are recommended. But we can’t use it to do two obligatory prayers. “
Five; Ahmad and Ash-Shafi’i said, “That Tayamum can only be done by using dust.” The flow of Malikiyah said, “Tayamum, it can be done with everything including the part of the earth with the order that it is not burned.” Abu Hanifah and Muhammad “Tayamum can be done with all things including parts of the earth with the note that it will not become ash if burned and does not melt if heated.” Abu Yusuf said, “Tayamum should not be done except by using dust and sand.”
All readers! Thus, a brief explanation of Tayamum as a solution to purify ourselves if we do not find water. 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!