Intending to observe supererogatory Sawm on a particular day

Question: With regard to supererogatory Sawm (Fast), one may have the intention to observe Sawm on a particular day but when they get up in the morning, they find themselves in a state of Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge). What is the ruling on this matter? Should they complete the Sawm?

Answer: If one observes Sawm at the time when abstention from all that breaks Sawm is due, while they are in a state of Janaabah, their Sawm is valid. This ruling is based on the Hadeeth related by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim on the authority of Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that she said... read more here.

Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: Is it permissible for a person who gets up Junub (person in a state of major ritual impurity) to observe Sawm (Fast) What was reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard?

Answer: It is permissible for a person to intend Sawm while he is Junub, and he can take Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) afterwards. It was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) would sometimes get up at the appointed time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer while he was Junub and would intend Sawm, and then perform Ghusl... read more here.

Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: A young man committed the sin of Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) two hours before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. He could not perform Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge), but he had Suhoor (pre-dawn meal before the Fast) and intended to observe Sawm (Fast). Three hours and a half before the Thuhr (Noon) Prayer, he performed the Janaabah Ghusl. What is the ruling on his Sawm?

Answer: There is no doubt that Zinaa is major act of disobedience and an abominable sin. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Faahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allaah forgives him).... read more here.

If a fasting person gets up in a state of Janaabah

Question: Is it permissible for a couple to observe Sawm (Fast) after having sexual intercourse even though they slept until the break of dawn without taking Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge)?

Answer: When a couple have sexual intercourse during the last part of the night before the break of dawn and then hold the intention of Sawm at dawn even before taking Ghusl, their intention of Sawm is valid and they can take Janabah Ghusl afterwards... read more here.

Is it permissible for a person to fast while in a state of Janaabah?

Question: Is it permissible for a person to fast while in a state of Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) caused by intercourse with one’s spouse during the night or anything else?

Answer: The Sawm (Fast) of a Junub (person in a state of post-sexual ritual impurity) due to sexual intercourse during the night without taking Ghusl (ritual bath) until after daybreak is valid. Likewise, the Sawm of a Junub due to a wet dream that takes place during the day or the night is valid, even if making Ghusl is delayed until after daybreak. Only sexual intercourse that takes place between daybreak and sunset invalidates Sawm..read more here.

What is meant by a wet dream ?

Question 27What is meant by Ihtilaam (sexual dream)? Do only married women experience it?

Answer: Both men and women can experience Ihtilaam at any age. It is one of the signs of puberty. If a woman experiences Ihtilaam by ejaculating Maniy (vaginal secretions that are released on orgasm), she should perform Ghusl (full ritual bath) following major ritual impurity..read more here.

Secretion that comes out after ritual bathing following Janaabah

Question 26After taking Ghusl (full ritual bath), I wash my private parts then I wash my hand and perform Wudoo’ (ablution) for Salaah (Salaah). Later and after about five minutes, I feel that something else is discharged from me; what should I do in this case? What is the ruling if something comes out from the private parts after performing Ghusl and I do not wash it believing that it is part of Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan). After finishing the Salaah, I wash it because of the frequent insinuations that I have. Should I just perform Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) in this condition or repeat Ghusl?

Answer: The secretion that comes out after having performed Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) does not affect the validity of the Ghusl. However, you have to clean yourself by performing Istinjaa’ and then Wudoo’ (ablution) when needed for an act that necessitates having it, such as offering Salaah and reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (Qur’aan, the Book) if the secretion is ascertained..read more here.

Is taking Janaabah Ghusl compensatory for Ghusl for Jumu’ah or after-menstruation or after-postpartum bleeding Ghusl?

Question 129Is taking Ghusl (ritual bath) following major ritual impurity compensatory for Ghusl on Friday or after menstruation or postpartum period?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. In case it is obligatory for a person to have more than one Ghusl, only one Ghusl is sufficient for all states if they intend to eliminate the reasons necessitating Ghusl and thus be able to perform Salaah (prayer) and other acts of worship necessitating Tahaarah (ritual purification), such as Tawaaf (circumambulation around the Ka‘bah). This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

Does taking Janaabah Ghusl exempt a person from Wudoo’ ?

Question 128Does taking Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) exempt a person from Wudoo’ (ablution), given that the person intends to offer Salaah (Prayer) after Ghusl, or should they perform Wudoo’ besides Ghusl?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Yes, Ghusl is enough; it makes up for Wudoo’ if a person intends to do both. They can offer Salaah as long as they do not invalidate their Wudoo’. If they intend to perform Ghusl only, it does not make up for Wudoo’, according to the most correct opinion of scholars. It was authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he said… read more here.

If one has Janaabah Ghusl, can they pour water over their bodies without rubbing?

Question 127Would it be acceptable for a person who performs Ghusl (ritual bath) following Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) if he makes the water reach all parts of his body without rubbing it?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Neither Wudoo’ (ablution) nor Ghusl necessitates rubbing the whole body or the parts that must be washed, according to the more correct of the two views held by the scholars. So, it would be sufficient for a person who is Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity) to make the water reach all parts of their body… read more here.

Is there any difference in Janaabah Ghusl between men and women ?

Question 126Is there a difference between men’s and women’s Ghusl (ritual bath) following major ritual impurity? Does a woman need to loosen her hair to wash it, or is it sufficient for her to pour three handfuls of water on her hair as narrated in the Hadeeth? What is the difference between the Ghusl of Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) and that of menstruation?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. There is no difference between men and women in terms of the way Ghusl is performed, and neither of them need to loosen their hair to wash it, rather it is sufficient to pour three handfuls of water on the head, then to pour the water over the whole body, for the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that she told the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Is Maniy (sperm) pure or impure?

Question 125Is the semen from which man is created pure or not? If it is not impure what is the wisdom behind Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity)? Is it prohibited to delay Ghusl until the morning in winter for fear of the cold weather?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The sound opinion is that semen is pure. When it is ejaculated in spurts from a person lustfully through sexual intercourse or a wet dream, Ghusl is compulsory. It is permissible to delay it until morning. A person should take Ghusl to offer Fajr (Dawn) Prayer in its due time. It is not permissible to delay it until the prayer due time is over… read more here.

Does touching things by the Junub before having Ghusl render them impure?

Question 124Is it permissible for a man and his wife after having conjugal intercourse to touch anything before taking Ghusl (ritual bath)? In such a case, does whatever they touch become Najis (impure)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Yes, it is permissible for someone who is Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity), whether man or woman, to touch different things like clothes, plates, pots, etc before taking Ghusl (ritual bath). A Junub person is not Najis and so nothing is defiled by their touch. This is supported by the authentic Hadeeth reported on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said… read more here.

Should a midwife perform Ghusl after childbirth assistance or is Wudoo’ sufficient?

Question 123Should a midwife perform Ghusl (full ritual bath) after childbirth assistance or is Wudoo’ (ablution) sufficient?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Neither Ghusl nor Wudoo’ is obligatory for a midwife as a result of her assisting a pregnant woman during delivery. She just has to wash off any Najaasah (impurities) – such as blood or the like – that may have soiled parts of her body and clothing if she is going to perform Salaah (Prayer). However, her Wudoo’ is invalidated if she touches the vulva of the pregnant woman during delivery… read more here.

Is it obligatory to use cleansing substances as soap and the like during Ghusl ?

Question 122Can soap be used during Ghusl (ritual bath) following Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) and why?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Ghusl following major ritual impurity must be performed using water; it is not obligatory to use during it a cleansing substance like soap or similar products, which is what is established by the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet, peace be upon him). However if soap or similar cleansing agents is used, there is nothing wrong with that… read more here.

Does applying ointment or inserting a suppository or the like in woman’s vagina require performing Ghusl ?

Question 121Should a woman perform Ghusl (full ritual bath) if she places her finger into her vagina while making Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation), applying ointment,or inserting a pessary; or if a female doctor places her hand or a diagnostic instrument during medical examination? If this happens during the daytime in Ramadaan, should she break her Sawm (Fast) and make up for it later?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. In any of the above-mentioned cases, the woman does not have to perform Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) nor does it invalidate her Sawm… read more here.