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Questions related to the validity of ghusl

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Answered by Shaykh Sohail Hanif, SunniPath Academy Teacher

1) a part of body that has already been washed during fard ghusl with pak water, comes in contact with filth (that would invalidate ones wudu or ghusl). Does that part have to be washed again. or the washing before the contact was enough. NOTE:- GHUSL IS NOT COMPLETED YET.

2)it is said that two drops of water must flow from the entire body in order for ghusl to be valid. what if one just wet a part by rubbing it. would that fulfil requirement too.

3)can u explain the regions of mouth and nose (preferebly with a diagram) which are to be washed during fard wudu and ghusl.

4)it takes me a long time to perform ghusl b/c i have to make sure everything has been washed. To what extent can we assume that the entire body has been washed?

 

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

1) a part of body that has already been washed during fard ghusl with pak water, comes in contact with filth (that would invalidate ones wudu or ghusl). Does that part have to be washed again. or the washing before the contact was enough. NOTE:- GHUSL IS NOT COMPLETED YET.

Coming into contact with filth will not render one’s ablution invalid. Rather all that it necessitates is that the area be washed to purify it. This washing is obligatory if the area affected by filth is greater in area than a circle of 5cm diameter otherwise it is a sunna.

 

2)it is said that two drops of water must flow from the entire body in order for ghusl to be valid. what if one just wet a part by rubbing it. would that fulfil requirement too.

Washing is a condition for the validity of one’s ritual ablution and ritual bath. ‘Washing’ is defined as the flow of water on a limb such that it would drip from the limb with at least two drops. This is stipulated to ensure that one does not just wipe the surface but actually washes it. It is not a condition that one actually count the drops that drip off, rather as long as one is not merely passing a wet hand over that surface then one is probably washing it in a sufficient manner.

3)can u explain the regions of mouth and nose (preferebly with a diagram) which are to be washed during fard wudu and ghusl.

Washing one’s mouth and the inside of one’s nose is obligatory on the Hanafi school. Each has an area that is obligatory to wash and an area beyond that which is sunna to wash. This extra sunna washing is termed ‘exaggeration’ (mubalagha).

To wash one’s mouth up to the top of one’s throat through gargling or some other method is ‘exaggeration’, an emphasised sunna, and is not obligatory. Rather what is obligatory is to wash that which is easily reached when one fills up one’s mouth with water and moves it around. Whatever is beyond this amount is sunna. It is obligatory to wash inside each nostril upto the beginning of the bone. To wash slightly beyond that is an emphasized sunna and not obligatory.

4)it takes me a long time to perform ghusl b/c i have to make sure everything has been washed. To what extent can we assume that the entire body has been washed?

Please refer to the link below for some advice in this regard.
http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=2155&CATE=129

Sohail Hanif

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