Rules Concerning Ghusl

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

Rules Concerning Ghusl

-If one remembers that a certain part of their body was left dry, then there is no need to repeat the whole ghusl. Simply wash the part that has been missed out. However if before this they have performed any salaah, they will have to repeat it.

-If one forgets to put water in their nostrils or gargle then there is no need to repeat the whole ghusl, do it as soon as you remember. However if before this they have performed any salaah, they will have to repeat it.

-If water does not reach the soft bone part of the nose or inside the ears, ghusl will be incomplete.

-Make sure to remove any jewellery, bangles, nose studs, earrings ensuring water reaches every single part of the body & nothing is left dry.

-It is compulsory to make sure water reaches the foreskin of the private area.

-If flour gets onto the nails etc & dries, then ghusl will not be complete without removing it.

-Ghusl will not be complete with nail varnish / ‘breathable nail varnish’ / false nails. One should take extra care with these items as sometimes the nail varnish or glue of the nail does not fully come off.

-If at the time of doing ghusl, one did not rinse the mouth  thoroughly, instead drank water in such a way that it reached the entire mouth, then ghusl will complete.

-Make sure to remove any stickiness from the corner of the eyes, ensuring water reaches there too.

-Whilst doing ghusl do not face the qiblah.

– If in ramadhan, ghusl is delayed till after suhoor, due to one not having time to perform it at suhoor, the mouth must still be rinsed, ensuring water does not go down the throat & the nose must still be rinsed but water doesn’t have to pass the soft part of the nose . Both of these actions are a Fardh (compulsory) part of Ghusl. If they are missed out Ghusl will be incomplete.

-If one’s husband’s semen releases after ghusl or one’s own semen (for both males & females) before either doing one of the following:

1) Urinating
2)) Walking at least 40 steps
3) Sleeping

then one will have to repeat the ghusl.

However, if one of the above three was done and then a person took a bath and thereafter there was a release of semen, it will not be necessary to repeat the bath but Wudhu will break.

~Written by Umm Aa’ishah -Graduate of Ar-Rahman Madrassah (Bolton)