Purifying oneself with water

Reference: al-Fataawa as-Sa’diyyah – Page 100, Question 1

Question: Is it obligatory upon the bedouin to purify himself with water when he arrives at a town?

Response: It is obligatory upon the bedouin to purify himself with water when he arrives at a town, and there is no [acceptable] excuse in him saying: “I am a traveller”.

Yes, he is a traveller – [but he] has [now] found water, so he must acquire it even if he has to buy it. And if he does not do so, then his purification via tayammum is unacceptable.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.