Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam ‘aleykum.
How many liters is a sa’ of water?
How many liters of water is considered sunna for women to use for the ritual bath?
I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.
The measure of water that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) used for ablution (wudu) was approximately one litre (mudd), and for the ritual bath (ghusl), four litres (sa`) as mentioned in the tradition of Bukhari and Muslim.
The jurists tell us that we should be wary of using too little or too much water, both of which are blameworthy, yet at the same time striving to behave in a manner which will be most pleasing to Allah Most High.
[`Itr, I`lam al-Anam Sharh Bulugh al-Maram]
And Allah alone knows best.
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