Unable to make ghusl with cold water

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Q: Some nights I become impure by wet dream and at time of fajr water is so cold, if I take a bath I would fall in cold and fever. Although time is so limited that if I boil water I must miss the salaah. In this circumstance can I just make wudu instead of ghusl and perform fajr?


A: No. If you cannot manage to bath with the cold water, then you should heat the water, make ghusal and thereafter perform your Salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)