Pearl of Wisdom
'Whoever thinks that he is superior to someone else is himself of the arrogant.' Abu Hafs Ibn Ghiyath said, 'I asked him: [What if] one sees that they are superior in their being good when they see others committing sins?' The Imam said, 'Far from it, far from it! For may be he has been forgiven for what he has done and whilst you will be stopped and held accountable. Have you not read the story of the magicians of [the time of] Moses (AS) in the Qur'an?'
Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ibid. v. 8, p. 128, no. 98
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Tayammum refers to the dry ablution in Islam using sand or dust, which may be performed in place of wudu or ghusl, only if no clean water is readily available.
Tayammum becomes necessary in place of wudhu or ghusl when one of the following circumstances prevails:
1. Not enough water is available for Wudhu or Ghusl.
2. Obtaining water for Wudhu will endanger your life or property or you are unable to procure water by any means.
3. Using the available water will leave insufficient water for drinking and pose a risk of dying of thirst or illness, or difficulty for yourself or your dependents.
4. Washing your face and hands with water will endanger your health.
5. Water is available but you do not have permission to use it.
6. There is a risk that performing Wudhu or Ghusl will cause the time of the entire or a part of the prayer to end.
7. If the body or clothing is ritually impure (najis) and the person possesses only as much water so that if he was to perform Wudhu or Ghusl, no more water would be available for making his body or clothing pure for prayer.