What If My Period Began Right After Intercourse?

After marital relations (sexual intercourse) you are in a state of ritual impurity (called Janabah where recitation of Qur’an is not allowed) which is different from the state of menstruation (haidh). During menstruation even though there is a difference of opinion you are allowed to recite Qur’an without touching it physically. Some scholars even encourage it.

A ritual bath (ghusl) is not necessary right away in the case that a lady’s menstrual period begins immediately after sexual intercourse. It must be noted that during her menses, the husband is not allowed to have intercourse in the vagina. Almighty Allah says:

And they ask you about menstruation. Say, “It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. (Al-Baqarah 2:222) 

Watch this short talk with Sheikh Abu Eesa to know about the rulings of menstruation. 



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Is Ghusl Needed if My Period Began Right After Intercourse?

Is Ghusl Needed if My Period Began Right After Intercourse?

After marital relations (sexual intercourse) you are in a state of ritual impurity (called Janabah where recitation of Qur’an is not allowed) which is different from the state of menstruation (haidh). During menstruation even though there is a difference of opinion you are allowed to recite Qur’an without touching it physically. Some scholars even encourage it.

A ritual bath (ghusl) is not necessary right away in the case that a lady’s menstrual period begins immediately after sexual intercourse. It must be noted that during her menses, the husband is not allowed to have intercourse in the vagina. Almighty Allah says:

And they ask you about menstruation. Say, “It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. (Al-Baqarah 2:222) 

Watch this short talk with Sheikh Abu Eesa to know about the rulings of menstruation. 



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What Is the Importance of Ablution?

What Is the Importance of Ablution?

Islam requires both physical and spiritual cleanliness. On the physical side, a true Muslims should clean his/her body, clothes, home, community, and he/she is rewarded by Allah for doing so. This cleansing was practiced in Christianity as well, and was mentioned in the Bible.

Regarding the acts of worship such as prayer, all Muslims are required to make the ritual cleansing (wudu’) before standing and offering prayer before the Almighty Allah.

Here, Sheikh Bilal Philips talks about the importance of ablution during a session that was organized by Qatar Islamic Cultural Center (FANAR). He begins his talk by reminding the audience with faith and how the Muslim can maintain the relationship with Allah and His beloved Messenger (peace be upon him).

Then he starts talking about the key of prayer and one of its principles that is ablution. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “There is no prayer for one who does not have ablution, and there is no ablution for one who does not mention the Name of Allah (before it).” (Ibn Majah and Abu Dawud)

Enjoy watching this interesting talk with Sheikh Bilal Philips to learn more about the importance of ablution.


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Removing Impurities By Dry Cleaning

Removing Impurities By Dry Cleaning

Removing Impurities By Dry Cleaning

Islam gives a great importance to the cleanliness and purity of one’s clothes. Almighty Allah says: 

“And your clothing purify”. (Al-Muddaththir 74:4) 

Removing Impurities By Dry Cleaning

“And your clothing purify”. (Al-Muddaththir 74:4)

It is well-known that Impurities on clothes can be removed by washing by hand or washing machines; they can also be cleaned by dry-cleaning machines.

Most of the contemporary jurists are of the view that it is a fundamental condition to remove najasah (impurity or unclean substances) with water. It is the same ruling as purification from both minor and major hadath (performing ablution or ritual bath) that can be done with water.

Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said in Majmu` Al-Fatawa, “Purifying oneself from the hadath (both minor and major) and removing impurities can only be done by using clean and pure water. He also added, ‘This is the view of our school of Fiqh (Ash-Shafi`iah) and and the majority of the Salaf (rightly guided successors) and those who came after them.” 

However, Imam Abu Hanifah sees that it is allowed to purify impurities with pure liquids that could remove it. Sheikh Ibn Taiymiyah also had the same opinion.

When Sheikh Ibn `Uthaimeen was asked about such ruling, he said, “Removing impurities is not an act of worship, rather the purpose of removing impurity is to remove the uncleaned substances, so whatever remove the impurity and its traces, then It is purifier, regardless it is done with water or anything else. Indeed, according to the more correct view which was favored by Sheikh Ibn Taiymiyah, if it is removed by means of sunlight and wind, then the place is purified, because it is as I said: the issue here is the impure substance, and wherever the impure substance is found, that place is regarded as impure, and when it is removed the place goes back to its original state.”

At the end, there seems to be nothing contrary to remove impurities and uncleaned substances on clothes by dry cleaning. 

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Rulings of Istihadah

Rulings of Istihadah

Istihadah is totally different from Hayd (menstrual period) in its rulings. Istihadah does not prevent a woman from offering the acts of worship. 

Istihadah (irregular bleeding) is the vaginal bleeding of a woman. It could be continuous or it may remain for a short period of time. 

It was narrated from Fatimah bint Abi Hubaish that she suffered from Istihadah. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to her: “If it is menstrual blood, then it is blood that is black and recognizable, so stop praying, and if it is other than that then perform Wudu’ (ablution), for it is just a (bleeding) vein.” (An-Nasa’i

Does Hayd prevent a woman from offering the acts of worship? Does istihadah prevent a woman from making `Umrah? How could a woman who suffer from irregular bleeding offer Prayer and Fasting? 

Find the answers and more about the rulings of Istihadah on this short talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 



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Nullification of Ablution

Nullification of Ablution

A person performing ablution for the prayer

It is necessary to wash the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt or other impurities.

Before offering prayers and other particular acts of worship, one must be in a state of ritual purity. It is necessary therein to wash the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt or other impurities. This cleansing is called wudu` (ablution) and is performed as follows:

1. Have the intention that the act is for the purpose of worship and purification. Then, begin by saying ‘bismillah’ (i.e. ‘I begin in the Name of Allah’).

2. Wash your hands up to the wrists, three times starting with the right hand.

3. Rinse your mouth with water, three times.

4. At the same time, cleanse your nostrils by sniffing water and expelling it, three times.

5. Wash your whole face three times with both hands, if possible, from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin and from ear to ear.

6. Wash your right arm three times up to the far end of the elbow, and then do the same with the left arm.

7. Wipe the whole head, or any part of it, with a wet hand from the front to the back, once.

8. Wipe the inner sides of your ears with the forefingers and their outer sides with the thumbs. This should be done with wet fingers once.

9 Wash your two feet up to the ankles, three times, beginning with the right foot.

The following acts render ablution null and void:

Natural Bodily Discharges

These include urine, stools, gas from behind, etc. Concerning the cases which necessitate ablution, Allah the Almighty says:

Or (if) one of you comes from the place of relieving himself… (Al-Ma’idah: 5:6)

This proves that such an act obligates new purification.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who was one of the outstanding Companions, reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “Allah does not accept the prayer of a person who has released gas until he performs a new ablution.” A person from Hadhramawt (in Yemen) asked Abu Hurayrah: “What does releasing gas mean?” He answered: “Passing wind, with or without sound.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

He also narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If one of you finds a disturbance in his abdomen and is not certain if he released any gas or not, he should not leave the mosque (i.e., quit his prayer) unless he hears its sound or smells its odor.” (Muslim)

Hearing the escaping gas or smelling it is not the condition that nullifies the ablution, but the certainty that passing gas has occurred. As for a discharge of Al-Mathi (prostatic fluid), the Prophet said: “Perform ablution.”

Concerning Al-Mani (sperm), Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) who was another outstanding Companion, said: “It requires ghusl (ritual bathing) and for Al-Mathi and Al-Wadi (which is secreted from the sexual organ due to sickness or fatigue), wash your sexual organs and perform ablution.” (Al-Bayhaqi)

Deep Sleep that Makes a Person Completely Unaware of his Surroundings

If the person did not keep his buttocks firmly seated on the floor while sleeping, he must make a new ablution. Safwan bin `Asal (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet used to order us while we were travelling not to take our socks off unless we were in post-sex impurity (i.e. not for defecation, urination or sleep).”

If one’s buttocks remained firmly on the floor during his sleep, no new ablution is necessary. This is implied by the narration of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “The companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) were waiting for the delayed `Isha’ (night) prayer until their heads began nodding up and down (from drowsiness and sleep). They would then pray without performing ablution.” (Muslim, Ash- Shafi`i , Abu Dawud and At-Tirmithi)

The wording that At-Tirmithi recorded from the chain of Shu`bah is: “I have seen the companions of the Prophet sleeping to the extent that one could hear some of them snoring, but, they would stand for prayer without a new ablution.” Imam Ibn Al-Mubarak (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “In our view, this happened when they were sitting.”

Loss of Consciousness 

This nullifies the ablution, regardless of whether it was due to insanity, fainting, drunkenness, or medication. It also does not matter if one was unconscious for a short or long period of time, or if one was sitting, or fell to the ground, and so on. The aspect of unawareness here is greater than that of sleeping.  The scholars all agree on this point.

Touching the Sexual Organ without Any ‘Barrier’ (clothing, and so on) between the Hand and the Organ

Busrah bint Safwan (a female companion) narrated that the Prophet said: “Whoever touches his sexual organ cannot pray until he performs ablution.”  (Malik, Ash-Shafi`i , Ahmad and others)

Imam Abu Dawud (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I asked Ahmad (may Allah have mercy upon him): ‘Is the hadith (prophetic narration) of Busrah authentic?’ He replied: ‘Certainly it is authentic.’”

In the narration of imams Ahmad and An-Nasa’i, Busrah heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying: “Ablution is to be made by the one who touches his sexual organ.”

This is general and encompasses touching one’s own sexual organs or touching anyone else’s. Abu Hurayrah reported the Prophet as saying: “Whoever touches his sexual organ without any covering (over it) must perform ablution.” (Ahmad, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim)

Imam Ibn As-Sakan who was a Hadith scholar, said: “This hadith is from the best of what has been related on this topic,”

Imam Ash-Shafi`i related: “Any man who touches his penis must perform ablution. Any woman who touches her vagina must perform ablution.”

The scholars of the Hanafi School are of the opinion, based on the following hadith, that touching the sexual organ does not nullify the ablution: “A man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) if a man who touches his penis has to perform ablution. The Prophet replied: “No, it is just a part of you.”

In addition to this issue (touching the sexual organ), there are other issues that are also controversial in this regard among Muslim scholars, such as excretion of pus or blood, vomiting and eating camel meat.

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What Are the Types of Blood Seen by Women?

What Are the Types of Blood Seen by Women?

There are three types of blood that a woman experiences:

Menstruation (Al-Haid)

In Arabic, the word Haid literally means the flowing and course of something.

In Islamic Law, it refers to the blood that flows from the uterus of a female at a particular time (in the month) and without any cause, when she is healthy.

The Description of Menstrual Blood

Its color is black, as though it is burnt, it is accompanied by abdominal pains, and has an objectionable odor. The woman also might feel particularly hot during her cycle.

Age of Menstruation

There is no particular age when menstruation starts. It differs according to the environment, weather and nature of each female. Whenever a female sees this blood, then she is a menstruating woman.

Period of Menstruation

There is no particular limit for menstruation. There are some women who menstruate for three days, and some four days, but the most it can be is for six or seven days. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to Hamnah bint Jahsh who used to menstruate for many days: “Observe your menses for six or seven days, Allah alone knows which it should be. After that you must take a bath.” (Abu Dawud)

Issues for Discussion

A fundamental principle in Islamic Law is that a pregnant woman does not menstruate. But when a pregnant woman sees blood when the time for delivery approaches, and this is accompanied with pains (contractions), then this blood is deemed as post–natal bleeding. But if it is not accompanied with pain or if it occurred far from the time of delivery, then it is menstrual blood.

Among the rulings of Menstruation

  1. The Rulings on Al-Kudrah and As-Sufrah

As-Sufrah is the pale yellow blood that flows from a female.

Al-Kudrah is black or very, very dark blood.

The Ruling of Al-Kudrah and As-Sufrah

When a woman sees pale yellow blood or black blood, or sees usual wetness, then her situation is either of the following:

A-  She sees it during the period of menstruation or right before the time of purity (from menstruation).

In this condition, the ruling regarding one who menstruates applies for her. This is in accordance with the hadeeth narrated by `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her).

She stated that the women used to use pieces of cloth similar to pads during their menstrual cycles. When they saw the cotton stained with pale yellow blood, she would say to them: “Do not be in haste. Wait until you see the whitish discharge.” She meant that it (the whitish discharge) is the sign of purity from menstruation.”

B- Or she sees it after purification (from menstruation).

In this situation, it will not be regarded or given any consideration. Neither wudu’ (ablution) nor ghusl is therefore imperative on her. This is according to the hadith narrated by Um `Atiyah when she said: “We used to not regard Al-Kudrah and As-Sufrah as (being) important after purification.” ( Abu Dawud)

2- The Ruling of Intermittent Menstruation

If a woman sees menstrual blood on a day and purity on another her situation is either of the following:

A- The blood flows continuously from her without stopping.

This is a condition known as Al-Istihadhah (Irregular bleeding).

B- The flow of the blood is discontinuous or intermittent.

If the flow of blood ceases sometimes and runs at other times, then its ruling is as follows:

  1. If the blood flow stops for less than a day, that day is counted as part of a menstrual period.
  2. If she sees what indicates purity (e.g. a whitish discharge) at this time, this is considered the end of menstruation. She then is regarded as being pure, regardless of whether the blood has stopped recently or a long time ago, or it stopped more or less than a day ago.

Al-Istihadah

It is the continuous flow of blood from the vagina of a woman. It doesn’t stop at all or it stops for only a short while.

Differences Between Menstrual and Istihadah Blood

Menstrual Blood Istihadah Blood
Thick and Blackish Light Red In Color
Has An Objectionable, Foul Odor No Odor
Does not Form Clots
Flows from the Upper Part of the Uterus. Flows from a Vein in the Lower Part of the Uterus.
Natural and a Sign of Good Health. Flows as a Result of an Irregularity or Sickness/Disease.
Flows at a known time-period. Has no Known Period

 

Various Situations of One Experiencing Istihadah

1- That she had a set period for her menses before the occurrence of istihadah.

In this case, she first apportions this number of days for her menses, and then counts the remaining days as istihadah. `A’ishah reported that Fatimah bint Abi Hubaish said : “O messenger of Allah, my menses do not stop, do I leave Salah?” He replied: “No, that is what flows from a blood vessel. You should not observe Salah for the number of days you usually have menstruation, then take a bath afterwards and observe Salat.” (Al-Bukhari)

2- She did not have a set period for her menses, but she is capable of distinguishing between menstrual and istihadah blood.

If this is her case, she distinguishes between the two types of blood. It is confirmed from Fatimah bint Abi Hubaish that she used to suffer from istihadah and the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: “If it is menstrual blood, which is a known dark blood, then do not observe prayer. But if it is the other (Istihadah blood), just perform wudu’, then observe prayer, because that is a flow from a blood vessel.” (Abu Dawud)

3- She did not have a set time for her cycle and she is not capable of distinguishing between the two-menstrual blood and istihadah blood.

In this case, she apportions the most common number of days that most women menstruate, for her menses. This is usually six to seven days in every month. She starts counting the days of her menstrual cycle from the time she first sees blood, and she takes the remaining days in the month to be Al-Istihadah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to Hamnah bint Jahsh: “Observe your menses for six or seven days, Allah alone knows which it should be; then wash. And when you see that you are purified and quite clean, pray for the next twenty-three or twenty-four days and nights and fast, for that will be enough for you. And do so every month, just as women menstruate and are purified at the time of their menstruation and their purification.” (Abu Dawud)

If you want to know more, do not miss watching the video to realize the signs of post-natal bleeding and the forbidden acts as a result of menstrual and post-natal bleeding.

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Actions for Which Ghusl is Preferred

Actions for Which Ghusl is Preferred

Someone pours water on his hands.

Muslims are encouraged to perform ghusl before they gather for the Friday (Jumu`ah) Prayer.

There are some cases in which a Muslim must perform ghusl (ritual bath) such as release of semen either in sleep or awake, sexual intercourse even if there is no release of semen, and other cases.

On the other hand, there are some situations in which ghusl is preferred as follows:

1- Before the Friday Prayer

Muslims are encouraged to perform ghusl before they gather for the Friday (Jumu`ah) Prayer. In fact, the Shari`ah (Islamic Law) even goes to the extent of ordering one to perform ghusl at this time as part of the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the Muslim society. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him)narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every male (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty.” (Al-Bukhari)

The obligation here means that it is highly recommended. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever makes the ablution and perfects it and then goes to the Friday Prayer and listens attentively, will have forgiveness during (the period) between the Friday and the next (Friday), and an additional three days.” (Muslim)

Al-Qurtubi says that this hadith shows that ghusl is preferred. The mention of ablution, the reward and acceptability points to the fact that ablution alone is sufficient.”

The time for the Friday ghusl is between dawn and the time of the Friday Prayer. It is preferable to do it at the time of departure (to the mosque). If one loses his ablution after that, it is sufficient for him just to make a new ablution (he does not have to repeat the ghusl).

2- Before the `Eid Prayer

Scholars also encourage Muslims to perform ghusl for the `Eid Prayer, even though there is no authentic hadith to support this opinion.

3- Ghusl for Washing a Corpse:

According to many scholars, performing ghusl is also preferred for one who has washed a corpse. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever has washed a corpse must perform ghusl, and whoever carried him must perform ablution.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)

The order in the hadith implies preference, based on what has been related by `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) who said, “We used to wash the dead. Some of us would perform ghusl and some would not.” (Al-Khatib)

4- Performing Ghusl for Hajj:  

It is preferable for one who is undertaking the pilgrimage or `Umrah to perform ghusl. Zayd ibn Thabit (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that ewhen the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)intended to perform hajj he perform ghusl.” (Ad-Daraqutni)

5- Making Ghusl upon Entering Makkah:  

It is preferable for whoever wants to enter Makkah to perform ghusl. It is reported that that Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) when going to Makkah, would spend the night in Tuwa, and would enter Makkah during the day. He mentioned that the Prophet (peace be upun him) also used to do this. (Al-Bukhari)

6- Making Ghusl at Mount `Arafah:  

Such act is preferred while one stops there during hajj. Malik ibn Nafi` reported that Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) used to do so before embarking upon hajj, upon entering Makkah, and while stopping at `Arafah.

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Quoted with slight modifications  from Sayyid Sabiq’s Fiqh As-Sunnah.    

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The Etiquette of Urination in Islam

The Etiquette of Urination in Islam

Men bathroom

Purity has an environmental impact and is strongly connected to worship; without a clean body, a Muslim cannot pray.

It has become a common practice in many parts of the world for men to stand and urinate. The presence of urinals in almost every male bathroom has not only taught, but also encouraged people to stand up while relieving themselves. What does Islam say about this behavior?

First of all, we must remember that our ability to digest food and drink is a great blessing from Allah. We would not be able to survive without a digestive system. However, with every blessing comes a responsibility. Since human waste is classified as impure, Islam teaches us a few rules about how to relieve ourselves with dignity.

So what’s the problem?

There are many Islamic guidelines about how to use the restroom. We will only focus on those that pertain to standing and urinating. This common practice has led to the following unethical practices:

1. Shamelessness

One bad habit that has resulted from using of public urinals is the loss of personal modesty in the restroom. It is very common to see two men using the bathroom while having a conversation at the same time. Had they peeked over just a little they would have be able to see one another’s private parts. This is abhorrent. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Allah detests it when two people relieve themselves uncovered and have a conversation.”(Abu Dawud and Ahmad)

The Prophet would take so much care to seclude himself that Al-Mughirah ibn Shu`bah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I was travelling with the Prophet. When he needed to relieve himself, he went far away from me.”(At-Tirmidhi)

2. Increase in impurity

How many urinals have you ever seen that provide wudu’ (ablution) facilities, water fixtures or even toilet paper? Probably none. This results in people leaving the restroom without an appropriate level of cleanliness or washing their hands.  The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When you go to the restroom, take three stones with you to clean yourself. That will suffice.” (Abu Dawud)

Salman Al-Farisi (may Allah be pleased with him), the Companion from Persia, was told, “Your Prophet has taught you everything, even how to use the bathroom.” He responded, “That is right. He (peace be upon him) told us not to…use our right hand when cleaning and to not use less than three stones to clean ourselves after we finish.”(At-Tirmidhi)

`A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), the Prophet’s wife, said to a group of women, “Tell your husbands to clean themselves with water because I am embarrassed to tell them. This is what the Prophet used to do regularly.”(At-Tirmidhi)

Cleaning yourself, with either a solid substance or with water, is so important in Islam that once when the Prophet (peace be upon him) passed by a man’s grave he told Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the deceased man is being tortured, but not for a major sin: “He didn’t used to clean himself after urinating.”(Al-Bukhari)

3. Disrespect for others

One of the common habits we find in people who regularly use urinals is that they also stand up while using a lavatory. This can result in an unsanitary seat covered with urine and germs. Very few people care to clean the seat, let alone the toilet area after leaving, so, the next person entering has to deal with that disgusting mess. In this regard, the Prophet said:

“Beware of the cursed ones.” Some people asked, “Who are the cursed ones?” He replied, “People who relieve themselves in public pathways or in shaded areas.” (Muslim)

Public pathways and shaded areas are two areas where people would be offended from excrement and filth because they use them so often. The same curse would apply to those who leave filth behind for the next person. The curse, in this context, has two meanings: people are cursed by the one who has to deal with the dirt they left behind and they are cursed by Allah for their careless and disgusting habits.

Are there any exceptions?

The Prophet (peace be upon him) always sat down to relieve himself. This is proven by ‘A’ishah, who was constantly in his presence. She said, “Don’t believe anyone that tells you the Prophet used to stand while urinating. He always used to sit down.” (Ibn Majah and Ahmad)

The only person who ever contradicted her statement was Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) when he said: “The Prophet [while traveling] approached a garbage dump and stood while urinating. Then, he called me to bring some water for him, so I did, and he performed wuu’. “(Al-Bukhari)

This is clearly an exception to the rule because the Prophet (peace be upon him) was in a very dirty place. Hudhayfah’s description of the place being a garbage dump reveals to us the context and makes it clear that ‘A’ishah’s challenge was referring to people who claimed the Prophet did it often as a habit. Her challenge still stands today. When someone tries to misquote the statement of Hudhayfah in order to prove that the Prophet used to stand and urinate just as people do today, we should correct it.

What should a Muslim do?

Muslims should try to combat this immorality in their own community by encouraging good standards of hygiene. We live in societies which claim to be clean and advanced, yet their toilets – the most basic of sanitary developments – are among the filthiest in the world. Visit any gas station, high school, theme park, etc. and experience what happens to the restrooms when there is no full time janitor to clean up afterwards.

People of the world still have much to learn from Islam’s frank information on cleanliness. Purity has an environmental impact and is strongly connected to worship; without a clean body, a Muslim cannot pray. It is such an important principle in Islam that the Prophet said:

“Cleanliness is half of faith.” (Muslim)

The messenger of Allah has taught us certain rules to observe which benefit both society and ourselves. It is up to us to be aware of this guidance, learn it and apply it.

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When and How to Perform Ghusl

When and How to Perform Ghusl

Requirements of Ghusl (Ritual Bath) 

Question:

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

Answer:

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.


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