Waking up at dawn in a state of Janabah with the inability to take Ghusl
Q 3: A person
awoke and found he was in a state of Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) and could not perform Ghusl (full ritual bath following major ritual impurity),
what should he do?
Anyone who wakes up at dawn and finds himself in a state of Janabah must perform Ghusl to offer Salah. As for Sawm (Fasting), it is permissible for one to fast while in the state of Janabah, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to perform Ghusl and fast without making up for the day he would wake up in a state of Janabah. Also, a sexual dream does not nullify Sawm if it takes place during the day, because it does not happen intentionally. But if one discharges Maniy (sperm/vaginal secretions that are released on orgasm), one must perform Ghusl. If a person is in a place (Part No. 4; Page No. 135) where there is no water or there is water but they cannot use it due to illness, they may perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) and offer Salah acting upon the rule stated in the words of Allah (Exalted be He):
...and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands (Tayammum).
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.