Making tayammum due to dirty toilet facilities

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Q: If for some reason I am unable to perform wudhu due to the fact that the toilet facilities are likely to leave me more dirty then I started with, do I wait till I get home and perform wudhu and perform salaah and read the salaah as qadha or do I read Salaah at my place of work performing tayammum?


A: It is not permissible for you to make tayammum and perform salaah. Ensure that you make wudu and perform your salaah on its prescribed time. Do not make your salaah qaza. Foregoing salaah is a major sin and severe warnings have been sounded in the Mubaarak Ahaadith for the person who foregoes his salaah. You may keep some tissue paper with you to clean the toilet when you find the toilet in a dirty state and you need to use the toilet.

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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