How to Make Dry Ablution (Tayammum)

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Asalam-O-Alaikum.

Kindly tell me the method of tayammum for females, when they are on journey and there is no water or soil available for tayammum( dry ablution) ?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah.

It is permitted to perform the dry ablution (tayammum) with a valid excuse– such as being roughly one mile or so away from any water.

How to Perform Tayammum

[1] Intend to lift the state of ritual impurity,

[2] say the basmala,

[3] strike the earth [or anything of the top surface of the earth like a stone],

[4] wipe your face entirely,

[5] strike the earth [or its equivalent] a second time,

[6] wipe the right arm completely up to and including the elbow, and then the left arm likewise.

[`Ala’ al-Din `Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya; Shurunbulali, Ascent to Felicity]

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani