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The Correct Form of Ghusl

Brothers and sisters some very important points are listed please take a few minutes to read...

1. Ghusl (complete bath) becomes obligatory in the following conditions:

a) When Al-Mani (fluid) is discharged owing to stimulation (whether actual or imagined) while asleep or awake.

b) When a wet dream occurs.

c) When an actual intercourse takes place (even if no discharge occurs).

d) When the private parts meet (even if no discharge occurs).

e) When a woman comes out of her regular menstrual cycle.

f) When the normal flow of blood ceases from the womb after giving birth.


a) If Al-Mani (fluid) is discharged without desire due to a medical condition, or carrying a heavy load or cold

b) When prostatic fluid comes out

2. Ghusl (complete bath) is Sunnah and/or recommended in the following occasions:

a) On Fridays.

b) On Eid days.

c) After giving Ghusl to a bier.

d) Before putting on the Ihram.

e) Before entering Makkah.

f) Before entering Madina.

g) Before commencing the stay of Arafah (during Hajj)
3. Make the intention for Ghusl, “I am intending to purify myself”.

Our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) has said, “Every action is based on Intention, and everyone shall have what he intended”. [Bukhari]

Note: Intention doesn’t need to be uttered verbally or loudly, it is an action of the heart.

4. Wash your hands up to the wrists.

Narrated 'Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her): Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) took a bath after Janaba he started by washing his hands and then performed ablution like that for the prayer. After that he would put his fingers in water and move the roots of his hair with them, and then pour three handfuls of water over his head and then pour water all over his body. [Bukhari]

5. Wash all the impurities from your private parts.

Maymunah (RA) related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) washed his private parts while having a bath. [Bukhari]

6. Wudhu should now be performed.

Narrated Maimuna (May Allah be pleased with her): (the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) performed ablution like that for the prayer but did not wash his feet. He washed off the discharge from his private parts and then poured water over his body. He withdrew his feet from that place (the place where he took the bath) and then washed them. And that was his way of taking the bath of Janaba. [Bukhari]

Note: If the surface where the person is standing is clean then feet can be washed at the same time.

7. You should now rub water through your hair three times, letting the water penetrate down to the roots of the hair.

Note: It is obligatory for women to have the water reach the roots of the hair according to all four Imams of Fiqh either by untying the plaits of the hair or loosening them (if the water reaches the roots).
8. You should now pour water over the head and the rest of the body three times starting from the right side.

Narrated 'Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her): Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) took a bath after Janaba he started by washing his hands and then performed ablution like that for the prayer. After that he would put his fingers in water and move the roots of his hair with them, and then pour three handfuls of water over his head and then pour water all over his body. [Bukhari]

9. No area of the body (even equal to a hair) should be left dry during Ghusl.

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib (May Allah be pleased with him): The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: If anyone who is sexual defiled leaves a spot equal to the breadth of a hair without washing, such and such an amount of Hell-fire will have to be suffered for it. Ali said: On that account I treated my head (hair) as an enemy, meaning I cut my hair. He used to cut the hair (of his head). May Allah be pleased with him.

[Abu Dawud]

10. It is not necessary to do Wudhu afer Ghusl.

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin (May Allah be pleased with her): The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him)took a bath and offered two rak'ahs of prayer and said the dawn prayer. I do not think he performed ablution afresh after taking a bath.. [Abu Dawud]

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Cleanliness is half the faith (Emaan).” [Sahih Muslim]


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