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Wudu with cold or warm water

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AS SALAM O ALEIKUM WA RAHMATULLAHI WA BARAKATUH I will be grateful to you if you please tell me if there is any Hadith where ALLAH'S Messanger pbuh encourage using cold water for wudu in winters if believer has both cold and warm water please? In what conditions tayammum is allowed please?




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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.

If the water is cold but will not harm the user then one should do wudu with what is available. If one has the facility to warm the water to a temperate level, there is no restriction to use this warmed water to make wudu. In Islam there is no ajr in unnecessarily bearing pain (penance) in accomplishing an act. Wudu is prescribed to cleanse oneself and be available for prayer. It is important to make the wudu properly without hurrying.

Tayyammum is allowed only when water is not available at all. Also if there is fear of the cold water harming the one using it then one can safely do tayyammum and be available for prayer.

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