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Does Filth Touching the Skin Render a Ghusl Invalid?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

1) If a person during a ghusl washes his arm but while washing the rest of body some filth touches his arm and he does not wash arm again. Is his ghusl valid?

2) If the above mentioned person performs a wudu after some days will his prayer be valid?

3) If a person is in state of janaba has the intention of a sunna ghusl will that ghusl be valid?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

The ritual bath (ghusl) will be valid in all of the aforementioned scenarios. Ignore misgivings.

Please see: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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