Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim
Praying With Tayammum: Making Up Or
Please clarify the issue of repeating the prayer due to
tayammum, I don't understand it. How can one have to make up a prayer
after making tayammum while capable of making wudhu', but then it is
not necessary to make up the prayer if he performed tayammum with the
intention of several ritual impurities?
The text from the lessons reads:
I t's easiest to provide a modern example:
(b9.6) (About Repeating
- If he forgets that he is capable of it (b: or his ignorance of
a place where it is possible to use water) and he makes tayammum
(b: and prayed), he repeats the prayer. (m: As for someone who has
lost his bags or where the water is, he does not repeat the
- You're on a road trip through Death Valley. The time for `Asr
is about to go out, and there is no time to go looking for water.
So you stop your air conditioned car on the side of the road and
make tayammum from the dust on your car, and you begin to pray as
the sun slowly approaches the horizon in what, in sha Allah, will
be a beautiful sunset. After praying Zuhr and `Asr together and
appreciating the beauty of what Allah has created, you remember
that in your trunk you have a bottle of water. Since you were
capable of making wudu when you made tayammum, you get up to make
wudu and repeat the prayers.
A nd Allah knows best.
- You're on a short hike. Being a well planning Muslim, you
brought along a bottle of water to make wudu with. While resting
you realize that it's time to pray. You start looking for your
water and you simply cannot find it. So you make tayammum and pray,
making shukr that Allah is merciful on not requiring you to make
this prayer up.
wa al-salamu `alaykum