Performing Tayammum in the state of Janabah

Q: Since I was very young, I have been suffering from angina pectoris and internal bleeding;a-Will I be rewarded by Allah for being deprived of my youth and good health?B- In most cases I perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) to perform Salah (prayer) because I cannot take a Ghusl (ritual bath). Is this permissible for me?C- May I teach youngsters the Qur’an while being ritually impure?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. First: Reward is contingent upon your patience: if you patiently endure the illness you suffer from, you will be rewarded by Allah. But if you rage and show impatience, you will be deprived of reward. Second: If the case is as you mentioned, that you cannot take a Ghusl, it is permissible for you to perform Tayammum to cleanse yourself from Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge). Third: If you are unable to use water for Taharah (ritual purification) after occurrence of ritual impurity invalidating ablution, Tayammum will be sufficient for you to remove the state of impurity and thus be permitted to touch the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’an). You may also teach the Qur’an even if you are in a state of minor ritual impurity. However, a person who is Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity) may not touch the Mus-haf, recite the Qur’an or teach it to students until they take a Ghusl. (Part No. 5; Page No. 349) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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