Making tayammum if there is insufficient water for ghusal

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Q: If someone is in the state of janaabat, but there is no sufficient water for ghusal, although there is water for wudu (ablution), what should he do?


A: If the quantity of the water will not suffice for the ghusl and there is no water available for the distance of one mile, then it is permissible for him to make tayammum with the niyyah (intention) of ghusl and perform his Salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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