When water is available, is Tayammum nullified?

Q: If I entered into a state of major or minor ritual impurity but I did not have water, so I performed Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth), then water became available while I was still ritually pure due to Tayammum. Is Tayammum nullified in that case?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The basic principle in Taharah (ritual purification) is that it must be performed using water. If there is no water or one cannot use it, Tayammum using clean earth is performed instead of it. However, if water is found, Taharah by Tayammum is nullified. (Part No. 5; Page No. 356) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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