How to perform tayammum

Tayammum should be performed instead of Wudhu or Ghusl. Tayammum is done as a substitution for water. Tayammum is permitted in two situations:

  • When there is no water to be found
  • When one is not able to use the water due to sickness
  • There is very little time left to start for a prayer
Tayammum can be performed for both types of ritual impurities:
  • Minor Impurity such as urine and feces
  • Major Impurity such as sexual relations or semen excretion
It is permissible to perform Tayammum with everything that is found on the earth from its various types, such as sand, dirt and other types of earth. This is even if the earth is smooth land and there is no sand or dirt found on it, it is permissible to perform Tayammum on it.

Step 1Make sure that you have pure, dusty soil unused before doing tayammum (Refer Picture 1)
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Step 2 Begin and Say Bismillah (In the Name of Allah) Strike the Soil with you palms (Refer Picture 2)
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Step 3 Pass the Soil on all your face(Refer Picture 3)
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Step 4 Strike the soil again and pass it on both hands and forearms, including the elbows. It is recommended to pass it on the right arm first then the left(Refer Picture 4)
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Make sure that the soil on the left hand reaches all the parts of the right arm and conversely(Refer Picture 5 to Picture 8)

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After Finishing Tayammum say this dua "Ashhadu alla ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharikalahu, waashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu. Allahummaj alni minat-tawwabin a, waj alni minal mutatahhirin. Subhanaka-llahumma wabi hamdika, ashhadu alla ilaha illa anta, astaghfiruka waatubu ilayk".

Meaning for this Dua :I testify that no one is God but Allah, alone, without a partner, and I testify that Prophet Muhammad (Sal) is his slave and messenger. O’ Allah, make me among the frequent repenters and make me among the purified. Praise and thanks be to You, O’ Allah. I testify that no one is God but you. I ask you for forgiveness and I repent to You.