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.
I cannot distinguish between the excretion which comes out from the private parts. Is it an impure excretion that necessitatesghusl (ritual bath) or is it something that only requires washing off the private parts and performing wudu’ (ablution) before offering prayer?
Al-Mani (semen) is a thick white fluid that discharges by male or female as a result of sexual ejaculation. In such case, one has to perform ghusl whether male or female. If the discharge of sperm is due to illness or extreme cold, then there is need to perform ghusl. The majority of scholars are of the view that sperm is pure.
Al-Madhi is a sexual discharge that come out due to sexual arousal, e.g. sexual thoughts or foreplay. It comes out from both male and female. There is a consensus among scholars that madhi is impure. In such case, one has to wash his private parts, washing off any impurity on the clothes, and
`A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about a person who found moisture (on his body or clothes) but did not remember the sexual dream. He replied: He should take a bath. He was asked about a person who remembered that he had a sexual dream but did not find moisture. He replied: Bath is not necessary for him.” (Authenticated by Al-Albani)
If one wakes up and remembers that he had a wet dream, but he does not find any witness around his private parts or on his clothes, then he does not have to perform ghusl. Umm Salamah narrated that Umm Sulaim, the wife Abu Talhah said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Allah is not ashamed of the truth. Is a ghusl (bath) compulsory for a woman when she has a sexual dream?” He (peace be upon him) replied, “Yes! When she sees signs of liquid” (Agreed upon)
Do not miss watching this important fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to realize the difference between mani, madhi and the wet dream.
Al-Ghusl linguistically means, covering the whole body with water.
Legally Al-Ghusl means covering the whole body with water in a particular manner with the intention of worshiping Allah, Exalted and High is He.
The following short video explains the acts that necessitate having a bath and it illustrates in detail the common cases of having a wet dream. Then, the video describes the perfect method of performing the ghusl mentioning the required acts and the supererogatory acts as well. After that, the video mentions some important points that a woman has to follow while offering the bath after sexual intercourse, the end of menstrual period, or post natal-bleeding.
Finally, the video sheds some light on the supererogatory baths that a Muslim should be aware of to gain the reward of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Enjoy watching this interesting video to learn how to perform ghusl (ritual cleansing of the body).