Making ghusal when one has a wound

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Q: I recently got breast abscess and the doctor advised me to take a shower down from the breast. I want to ask that if I need to take a compulsory bath like after periods or intercourse, how do I perform ghusal since we have to clean the full body including head. Please guide me.


A: Wash your entire body besides the area affected with the abscess. If the doctor allows you to make masah on that area, then you should make masah. If the doctor says that making masah will also be harmful, then that area will fall off from the law of ghusal. The ghusal will be complete despite not washing that area nor making masah on it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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