Picnickers taking enough water for drinking but not for performing Wudu'
Q 2: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. (Part No. 4; Page No. 172) To proceed:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' have reviewed the question submitted to His Eminence the Grand Mufty from His Eminence the Chairman of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) in Jeddah, referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars with the no. 5382, dated on 12/11/1416 A.H., in which the questioner asks the following question:
During picnics, young people take some water for drinking and eating purposes. The amount of water may be more than they need. Is it permissible for them to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)?
If they find no water, do they have to search for water in the surrounding areas or send one of them to a neighboring town to bring some water, although this will involve some hardships? Or is it permissible for them to perform Tayammum?
If the sources of water are far from where they are, and the water they have is not enough for their drinking and Wudu' (ablution), they can perform Tayammum and save the water they have for their needs. And Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.