Shaikh al-Albaani

Translations From His Works

Category: Wudoo

Praying Having Performed Tayammum and then During the Prayer Water Becomes Available?



Questioner:
A man is praying having performed dry-ablution [tayammum], and then during the prayer water becomes available, what should he do?

Al-Albaani: He cuts off his prayer, and uses the water [to perform wudoo].

Questioner: Okay, what if he has given the tasleem and then water becomes available? After he had given the tasleem? [i.e., after he has completed his prayer?]

Al-Albaani: Khalaas

Questioner: Sorry?

Al-Albaani: Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire. His prayer is correct, but he must perform wudoo for the next one.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 438.

Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Performing Dry-Ablution [Tayammum]



Questioner:
Some prisoners, O Shaikh of ours, are put in special cells, ya’nee, due to their particular circumstances, and these cells are about a metre and a half by a metre and a half. They’re not allowed to leave them at all, ya’nee, they stay in them because they are under suspicion or are dangerous from a political standpoint or other such things, so they eat, drink and urinate—may Allaah honour you—in them, sometimes they are given water [but] only a very little so they can’t perform ablution [wudoo]. So should they perform dry-ablution [tayammum] using the wall, for example, as some people do?

Al-Albaani: Definitely, he must do that since he can’t perform wudoo.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 420.

Performing Dry-Ablution [Tayammum] in Prison



Questioner:
Regarding dry-ablution [tayammum], sometimes a person might, for example, be in prison, is it allowed to perform tayammum on the walls?

Al-Albaani: Of course.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 13.

When a Person Forgets to Say Allaah’s Name when Performing Wudoo and Remembers at the End



Questioner:
If a person remembers to say, ‘Bismillaah,’ at the end of the wudoo [having forgotten to say it before he started], what must he do?

Al-Albaani: Nothing, Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error.” [2:286]

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 51.

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