Is it necessary to perform wudhu after ghusl in order to pray, or is ghusl enough?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
After completing the compulsory ghusl, there will be no need to make wudhu again. Aaisha (may Allah be pleased with her) mentions:
“The prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to make ghusl and offer two rak’ahs of prayer and the Fajr prayer. I do not think he performed ablution afresh after making the ghusl.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, 1/103)
In fact, in the narration of al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) warned against making wudhu after ghusl:
“Whoever performs Wudhu after Ghusl, he is not from amongst us.” (al-Mu’jam al-Awsat 3/243).
Therefore, one should abstain from performing Wudhu after Ghusl.
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Euro-Sunni & Islamic Research and Welfare Academy