Insufficient water for both wudhu and cleaning one’s clothing

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Q: If a person has more than the excused amount of najasat on their clothes, and the person has very little water available – should they remove the najasat with the water and pray with taymmaum or leave the najsaat on the clothes and use the water for wudu and pray?


A: If water is not found for the distance of one sharee mile or more and one only has a little water which will suffice for the fardh wudu and there is some najaasat on one’s clothing, one should use the water to make wudu in such a manner that the water is preserved. Thereafter one should use the same water to remove the najaasat from the clothing.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.