Waking up on a cold night in a state of janaabah

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Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/15905

Question: Whoever wakes up on a cold day [and finds himself] in a state of janaabah, can he do tayammum [instead of having a bath]?

Response: If he fears [harm] for himself, and has nothing with which to heat up the water, then he should do tayammum, because Allaah ‘Jalla wa ‘Alaa said:

{And do not kill yourselves [or one another]}, Soorah an-Nisaa, Aayah 29

And [it has been reported that] whilst in battle, ‘Amr ibn al-’Aas woke up one cold night in a state of janaabah, and did tayammum, and thereafter prayed with his companions. So when he returned [from battle], he mentioned this [incident] to the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) approved of [him having done] that.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- 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.