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Ruling 704

If someone whose duty is to perform tayammum knows that his legitimate excuse will remain valid until the end of the time for prayers, or, if he loses hope in his legitimate excuse expiring, he can perform prayers with tayammum at any point during the entire length of time for the prayer. However, if one knows that his legitimate excuse will expire by the end of the time for prayers, he must wait and perform the prayer with ghusl or wuḍūʾ. If a person does not lose hope in his legitimate excuse expiring by the end of the time for prayers, he cannot perform tayammum and perform the prayer until the time that he loses hope unless he deems it probable that if he does not perform the prayer with tayammum earlier, he will not be able to perform the prayer by the end of its time even with tayammum.