(or 'dry ablution') is a method of oneself using clean sand. It serves as a replacement for both (partial ablution) and (complete ablution) but only under special circumstances. The says:
· When there is no water.
· When there is a shortage of water (and using the water present may cause problems).
· When a source of water is very far away, or it is dangerous to visit the place where water is located.
· When a person is suffering from an illness that will be worsened by the use of water.
· When a prayer is (unintentionally) delayed and performing or will result in a (i.e. the time of the prayer will be over.)
Please remember that is not valid if there is no hindrance in the way of performing and . All the things that invalidate , invalidate , too.
Make the intention. Before performing, it is necessary to make its intention ( ) in your heart. You should mentally prepare yourself for the performance of an act of purification.
Remember that once water becomes available, is automatically invalidatedIf a person has to perform both and , but is obliged to perform instead, (s)he need not perform twice. Once is enough, and will serve as a replacement for both.