Will ghusal be valid if oil is applied to the hair?

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Q: I have heard that oil prevents the water from reaching the roots of the hair. Now I am confused. If oil is applied to the hair will the ghusl be valid or do we have to use shampoo or soap to remove the oil?


A: It is valid.

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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