Does engaging in foreplay break one’s ghusal?

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Q: I just got married in need to know if I foreplay with my wife such as sucking her body and kisses. Do I need to take a bath or just wudhu will be fine?


A: If there was no penetration and no ejaculation then you will not need to take a bath. Wudhu is sufficient.

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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