Making tayammum and performing Salaah in one’s car

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Q: I work in a non Muslim country and during lunch time; I go to my car and pray Zuhr prayer by sitting on driver seat without performing ablution (I do tayammum by touching my hands on the steering). Can my prayer be valid? I believe praying prayer like this is better than not praying at all.


A: It is not valid. You should make wudhu and do your fardh namaaz with postures.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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