Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
while performing ghusl is it necessary to cover the private parts ?is it necessary to be seated while doing gusl? can gusl be done using shower pipe ? is it required to perform wudu after wudu?
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1. It is superior to cover one’s minimal nakedness (from navel to knee here, for both men and women) when performing ghusl or showering, as there are Prophetic hadiths that establish the recommendedness of this. (Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah with Tahtawi). However, this is not obligatory nor blameworthy if left.
2. It is good to sit while showering–because (1) it would appear that this is how the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) performed ghusl; (2) it entails uncovering less than standing, and is thus closer to modesty before one’s Lord.
3. Ghusl entails washing one’s entire body, whether under a shower or otherwise. (Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah)
4. It is sunna to perform wudu before the ghusl but not after it, in the Hanafi school. (Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar)
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