Islam and the Quran

Is major dry ablution broken when water is found?

Although, in most of the Islamic jurisprudence reference books it is said that simple dry ablution (tayammum) is broken when water is found afterwards; actually neither simple dry ablution nor major dry ablution is broken when water is found afterwards!

The reason is: the presence of water does not make the ablution or the major ablution a necessity. Instead, it is just an obstacle to perform another dry ablution from that time on; that’s all. What break a performed ablution are things you ought to do at the toilet. These are only winding, urinating and defecating. What would require someone to take a new major ablution (ghusl) are: having sexual intercourse, ejaculating awake or in sleep, and women’s ends of menstruation or postpartum periods. Finding water does not fall under any of these categories, so it does not break any kinds of dry ablution.

For the related verse about ablution breakers:
http://www.islamandquran.org/fatwas/what-are-ablution-breakers.html

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