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Assalamu Aalikum, My question is regarding the Tayammum. Now a days, because there is a fear of catching a disease (Covid) by using public places for doing wudu, is it permissible to do Tayammum instead of wudu while traveling on the airports and while traveling intercity. In this case, water is available but there is a fear of catching a disease by using a public toilets specially on airports. Please help with this issue. Regards, Mamoona

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

When water is available within a radius approximately 1 mile, it will not be permitted to do Tayammum.

فَلَمۡ تَجِدُواْ مَآءً۬ فَتَيَمَّمُواْ صَعِيدً۬ا طَيِّبً۬ا

and you find no water, then, go for some clean dust ....(5:6)

من عجز عن استعمال الماء المطلق الكافي لطهارته لصلاة تفوت إلي خلف لبعده ولو مقيما في المصر ميلا...اه
(ردالمحتار ،باب التيمم ١/٢٣٢،سعيد)

And Allah knows best

12 Rajab 1442/ 24 February 2021

Answer last updated on:
16th May 2021
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London