Is it necessary to use soap for ghusal?

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Q: My question is after you masturbate, do you need soap to shower with and whatever I use to clean myself with like a scrubber, do I have to clean that with soap?


A: No. However, make taubah for this act.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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