Bride Performing Tayammum Instead of Ablution
Fatwa No: 84036


Is it allowed for the bride to make Tayammum instead of Wudu when she prays Sunnah with her husband on their wedding night?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is not allowed to perform Tayammum instead of ablution to perform any kind of prayer as long as water is available and one can use it.

Allah Says (what means): {… and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it.} [Quran 5:6]

The above-mentioned verse states clearly that it is not permitted to perform Tayammum as long as one finds water.

Know that keeping bride's adornment does not constitute a reason for Tayammum.

For more benefit that Tayammum is impermissible if water is available, please refer to Fataawa 357823, 106625, and 84036.

For more benefit on Tayammum, please refer to Fataawa 241396, 88999, 237019, 92216, and 91484.

For more benefit on how to perform Tayammum, please refer to Fatwa 85128.

Allah knows best.

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