How should one make wudhu after having cataract surgery?

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1. Is it permissible to do tayammum for salah after having cataract surgery, the doctor has advised to avoid water?

2. What is the method of doing tayammum?

3. Is it permissible to do tayammum on a roof slate or roof tile?


A: I suggest that you wash the rest of the limbs and avoid washing the eye.

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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