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Question #: 170

March 07, 2014

What do the scholars and jurists say about a situation where once we woke up and there was no water in tap, there was no other water available, there was a tap nearby but when we went there it was also dry, there was another room nearby with a tap but it was locked and the time was running out. There was another house at a short distance but if we would have gone there to get water, we had to wake them up and the time would definitely have finished by then therefore we offered our salah there after doing tayammum; will this salah be valid or not?

Answer #: 170

                                        In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

                                                As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is better to repeat the salah as a precaution.

"سئل ابو جعفر عمن بینہ وبین الماء اقل من میل،ویطلع الشمس قبل وصولہ الی الماء،قال: لا یتیمم ،بل یتوضأ بعد طلوع الشمس،وقال الحاکم:یتیمم،ویصلی ولا یعید،وعن ابی نصر ابن سلام: یعید۔"    (التاتارخانیۃ:1/233)


"(لا) یتیمم(لفوت جمعۃ ووقت) ولو وترالفواتھا الی بدل،وقیل :یتیمم لفوات الوقت،قال الحلبی: فالاحوط ان یتیمم ویصلی ثم یعیدہ۔"  وفی الشامیۃ: "قلت:وھذا قول متوسط بین القولین،وفیہ الخروج عن العھدۃ بیقین،فلذا اقرہ الشارح ،ثم رایتہ منقولا فی التاتارخانیۃ عن ابی نصربن سلام وھو من کبار الائمۃ الحنفیۃ قطعا،فینبغی العمل بہ احتیاطا۔"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (الدر مع الرد: 1/264)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

{Muhammad Imran Fani }

Checked and Approved By

{Mufti Abd-ul-Wahhab sb DB}                

        {Mufti Abd-ul-Naseer sb DB}