Performing Tayammum when water is far from the person

Q: I live in the desert and the nearest water source is around eighty kilometers away. People here have to water their cattle no matter how far water is. Is it permissible for us to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) in case water is far or near?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If you already bring water to where you live to water your cattle, it becomes impermissible for you to perform Tayammum, (Part No. 5; Page No. 333) for the water is available, even if you bring it for your cattle from a far place.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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