Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > Taking Tayammum with Clay
Hadith #1

1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنِ ابْنِ رِئَابٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ إِذَا كُنْتَ فِي حَالٍ لاَ تَقْدِرُ إِلاَّ عَلَى الطِّينِ فَتَيَمَّمْ بِهِ فَإِنَّ الله أَوْلَى بِالْعُذْرِ إِذَا لَمْ يَكُنْ مَعَكَ ثَوْبٌ جَافٌّ أَوْ لِبْدٌ تَقْدِرُ أَنْ تَنْفُضَهُ وَتَتَيَمَّمَ بِهِ. وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ أُخْرَى صَعِيدٌ طَيِّبٌ وَمَاءٌ طَهُورٌ.

1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from ibn Ri’ab from abu Basir who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘In a condition where you cannot find anything other than clay, take Tayammum with it; Allah accepts one’s inabilities. So also is the case if you do not have any dry clothes or bricks from which dust can be collected for Tayammum.’” In another Hadith it is said that soil is fine and water is purifying.”