When and How to Perform Ghusl

Requirements of Ghusl (Ritual Bath) 


What are the requirements of ghusl (ritual bath)? How could we perform it?


Ghusl simply means to wash the entire body with water. Almighty Allah says:

O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying or in a state of janabah, except those passing through [a place of prayer], until you have washed [your whole body]. (An-Nisaa’ 4:43)

There are some cases in which ghusl is required as follows:

1- If there is a discharge of semen due to sexual intercourse, stimulation or because of erotic dream for both men and women. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The water (of the ghusl) is due to the water (of sexual emission)”. (Muslim)

2- At the end of the menstrual period for women.

3- At the end of the post-childbirth bleeding for women also.

After that Dr. Muhammad Salah explains the authentic method of performing ghusl (ritual bath).

Maimunah narrated: “I placed water for the bath of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) and he poured water over his hands and washed them twice or thrice; then he poured water with his right hand over his left and washed his private parts (with his left hand). He rubbed his hand over the earth and rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and blowing it out. After that he washed his face, both fore arms and head thrice and then poured water over his body. He withdrew from that place and washed his feet.” (Al-Bukhari)

Enjoy watching this interesting talk to know the cases that necessitate ghusl and how to perform it in the correct manner.


Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.

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