Regarding Wudu. Can i know if one can perform wudu in the toilet sink (Wash Basin).

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Assalamu Alaikum.
Regarding Wudu. Can i know if one can perform wudu in the toilet sink (Wash Basin). Will it be ok? Second thing after Instinja if come to know there is no water other then just few drops which is not sufficient? did he get taharat in few drops of water or no? if no then is Guhsl is neccassary after that.? and time of salah is running out then what have to do in such condition?? Thanks. 

 

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Water wudu urine wash tayammum

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: Can i know if one can perform wudu in the toilet sink (Wash Basin). Will it be ok?

As long as the water being used for performing the ‘wudu’ is pure and clean, regardless if it used from a tap, or a tank, or a river, or a well, or the ocean, or a ‘wash-basin’…..it would be absolutely lawful for the believers to perform their ‘wudu’ from any pure and clean water. 

 

Your Question: Second thing after Instinja if come to know there is no water other then just few drops which is not sufficient? did he get taharat in few drops of water or no?

While cleaning one’s private parts after relieving oneself or doing ‘istinja’, one should be satisfied that they have thoroughly washed and cleansed their private part/parts through which they relieved themselves.  If one has only a few drops of water which would obviously not be sufficient to wash one’s private parts thoroughly, and there is absolutely no water available in their vicinity, there is no harm if one cleanses oneself with the stones of the earth.

 

Your Question: if no then is Guhsl is neccassary after that.?

If perchance one has only a few drops of water which would be insufficient to cleanse oneself satisfactorily, and there is neither additional water nor stones nor any other cleansing agent available…..then one may cleanse oneself with whatever is available to them and when they reach the nearest point where they have access to water, they should thoroughly wash their private parts and the parts of their body and clothes where the impurities might have touched.

 

In such a situation the ‘ghusl’ is neither obligatory nor necessary to cleanse oneself, for relieving oneself or answering the call of nature is not considered a ceremonial or major impurity (like sexual intercourse, wet-dreams, full sexual discharge, menses, etc.) for which ‘ghusl’ becomes obligatory; the washing of one’s private parts through which one relieves oneself, and the washing of the body parts/clothes which might have been touched by impurities would suffice.  But if one wishes to perform the ‘ghusl’, there is absolutely no harm.

 

Your Question: ….and time of salah is running out then what have to do in such condition??

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:

6        O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles.  If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity bathe your whole body.  But if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in contact with women and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands.  Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be grateful.

 

Being in the state of purity and ‘wudu’ is an absolute pre-condition for one to be able to offer their prayers.  If one has answered the call of nature and does not have water to cleanse oneself, nor find even a handful of water in their vicinity to cleanse themselves….then there is allowance in Shariah that one use stones of the earth to cleanse themselves, and the pure sand of the earth to perform their ‘tayammum’ and make themselves available for prayer. 

 

Beloved brother, we wish to clarify here that the absolute first preference and option should always be to purify oneself with water. In the opinion of the absolute majority of the scholars, the ‘tayammum’ should only be performed if one has striven one’s absolute best and not been able to find any water for their ‘wudu’, or one is ill and/or one genuinely fears that the touching of water might deteriorate their health. 

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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