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When Is Ghusl Obligatory?

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Question: When is a ghusl obligatory?


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What Necessitates the Ritual Bath (Ghusl)

Ghusl is only necessary after:

(1) Ejaculation

(2) Intercourse

(3) Menstruation

(4) Post-natal bleeding

[Turmurtashi, Tanwir al-Absar; Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; ‘Ala al-Din ibn ‘Abidin, Hadiyya]

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