Questioner: Is it permissible to say “Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah wahdahu laa shareekalah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rosuuluh…” after making Tayammum?

Ustaadh Ibraaheem bn ‘Abdur-Rauf (hafidhohuLlaah): Where is the evidence? If you say yes, (then) where is the evidence? Because what he [the Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam)] told ‘Ammaar Ibn Yaseer and ‘Umar Ibn al-Khottoob is that, “This (Tayammum) would be sufficient…” And he rubbed his hands and his face. They did not say after it (that) he said “Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah…” So Allaah knows best. There is no any “Ash-hadu”. When you rub your hand and your hand for your Tayammum, (you should) go. He didn’t say make “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaLlaah…”. If you say “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaLlaah…”, it is simple; just ask where is the proof! That’s all. When you provide the proof it ends. And Allaah knows best.

[SOURCE: The explanation of Usool-us-Sunnah of Imaam Ahmad bn Hanbal, TAPE 1; LANGUAGE: English]

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