How Can I Perform a Valid Ritual Bath in a Reasonable Amount of Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum

My biggest problem is compulsory ghusl, taking me about an hour, due to do the removal and spread of impurity. I can’t make myself accept that I am not spreading impurity everywhere on my body rather than performing a valid ritual bath. How should I go about this?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Wash the filth away no more than thrice. Going beyond this is simply misgivings and wastage. You can easily stand under the shower and wet your entire body (i.e. a complete ghusl) in under a minute.

And ask Allah Most High for relief from misgivings and facilitation in that which is pleasing to Him.

Please see: Uncertainty Regarding the Validity of Ghusl and My Testimony of Faith (Shahada) and: Answers on Misgivings

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,
Tabraze Azam

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