Uthaimeen asked Whether Someone on Hajj Can Use ZamZam Water to Perform Ablution

October 13, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “If a person going on Hajj only has some ZamZam water with him when the time for prayer becomes due, can he perform wudoo [ablution] with it or should he perform tayammum [dry ablution] because ZamZam water is blessed and should only be drunk?”

He replied, “In a hadith from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم about ZamZam it is mentioned that, ‘The water of ZamZam is for whatever it is drunk for,’ but it has been said that from its blessings is that a person can purify himself with it for prayer, so it is permissible for him to perform ablution with it and there is no harm in that, and it is not permissible for him to turn away from that to tayammum as long as there is water present.”

Fataawaa Nurun-’Alad-Darb, CD.

Uthaimeen Asked Whether The Presence of Dust is a Condition for Tayammum

March 8, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Does the performance of Tayammum with the earth require that there be dust?” He replied, “According to the most correct opinion, tayammum with the earth does not require dust because Allaah, the Most High, said, ‘… then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and your hands [with it],’ [Nisaa 4:43] and this is general [and applicable] to all times, and it is known that people who are travelling may be on sandy land which is not dusty … they may be present at a time of rain and when the earth is wet and so there won’t be any dust.  So what is correct is that dust is not a condition.”

Fataawaa Nurun ’ala-Darb, CD.

An Abandoned Sunnah: Performing Tayammum to Return Salaam While Resident

August 29, 2012 § 2 Comments


It was reported from Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hurmuz, from Umair, the freed slave of Ibn Abbaas that he heard him saying, “I went with Abdullaah bin Yasaar, the freed-slave of Maimunah, the wife of the Prophet, to Abul-Juhaim bin Al-Haarith bin As-Simmah Al-Ansaari. Abul-Juhaim said, ‘The Messenger of Allaah came [to us once] from the direction of the well of Jamal. A man met him and gave him salaam, but the Messenger of Allaah did not return the salaam until he came to a wall and wiped his face and hands [i.e., performed tayammum]. Then he returned the salaam.’”

Authentic | Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawud, no. 329

In al-Muhalla, Ibn Hazm said, “And this, i.e., to perform dry-ablution [tayammum] to return salaam while one is resident, is a recommended [mustahab] action, and a group of the Salaf stated that.” Al-Muhalla, 2/156.

And Ibn Khuzaimah gave a chapter the title, ‘Chapter: The Recommendation to Perform Dry-Ablution [Tayammum] While Resident to Return the Greeting of Salaam Even if Water is Present.’ Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah, 1/139.

Giving Precedence to Others Over Yourself in Those Things Which Are Obligatory

March 20, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Giving precedence to others over yourself in those things which are obligatory is not allowed. For example, if a person only has enough water for himself with which to perform ablution and there is another person with him who needs water, he is not to give the water to the other person, the other person should do tayammum.  Because this is giving precedence to others over yourself in those things which are obligatory, and giving such precedence to others over yourself is haraam.’

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti’, vol. 15, p. 40.

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