Method of performing ghusal

Q: I was always thought Ghusl is performed in the following manner. First you must clean the area that is napaak. Then you gargle. Then you clean your nose. And then you wash your entire body thoroughly such that no hair on your body is dry. Are these steps correct?


A: The Sunnah method of making ghusal is that one commences by washing the private areas. Thereafter one should make wudhu and then one should wash the entire body thrice. One will commence by pouring the water over the head thrice and thereafter by pouring the water over the right and left shoulder thrice. One should ensure that one gargles the mouth and rinses the nostrils while making wudhu as this is fardh in ghusal.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)