ḤADĪTH OF THE DAY
“ Ibn-'Abbās was asked about tayammum (1) so he said, "God revealed in His book, when He mentioned ablution, '...wash your faces, and your forearms to the elbows,' (2) and He revealed, regarding tayammum, '...wipe over your faces and hands.' (3) He also revealed, '[As for] the thief, male and female, amputate their hands,'(4) thus the tradition (5) is to amputate the hands for theft as tayammum refers to the face and hands." Footnotes: (1) (Tayammum): To wipe over one's face and hands (in a way similar to ablution). This replaces ablution in certain cases when water is not available. (2) Qur'ān: (5 [al-Mā'idah]: 6) (3) Qur'ān: (5 [al-Mā'idah]: 6) (4) Qur'ān: (5 [al-Mā'idah]: 38) (5) The code of law based on the Qur’ān and sunnah that regulates all aspects of life. Muslims believe that God has given them Sharī’ah to nurture for their lives to help them attain happiness in this life and the next. Classical Sharī’ah books are often divided into four classes: laws regulating acts of worship, laws regulating commercial dealings, laws regulating marriage and divorce, and penal laws. ”
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