SUITABLE AND UNSUITABLE WATER FOR WUDHU AND GHUSL


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara

SUITABLE AND UNSUITABLE WATER FOR WUDHU AND GHUSL

  1. It is permissible to make wudhu and ghusl with rain-water and water from rivers, canals, springs, wells, dams and seas irrespective of whether the water is sweet or salty.

  2. It is not permissible to make wudhu with the juice extracted from any fruit, tree, or leaf. In the same way, the water which comes out from a water-melon or sugar-cane, etc. cannot be used for wudhu or ghusl.

August 16, 2008

Those conditions when ghusl is sunnat


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara

Those conditions when ghusl is sunnat

  1. It is sunnat to make ghusl on Fridays at any time after Fajr salaat until the time of Jumuah salaat for those upon whom Jumuah is wajib.

  2. It is sunnat to make ghusl after Fajr salaat on the days of Eid for those upon whom Eid salaat is wajib.

  3. It is sunnat to make ghusl when donning the Ihraam for Hajj or Umrah.

  4. It is sunnat for the person performing Hajj to make ghusl after zawaal (mid-day) on the day of Arafah (ninth of Zil Hijjah).

August 16, 2008

Those conditions when ghusl is wajib [obligatory]


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara

Those conditions when ghusl is wajib [obligatory]

  1. A disbeliever accepts Islam and while he was in the state of kufr he experienced hadath-e-akbar. He did not have a bath, or if he did, it was not considered to be a valid ghusl in Islam. After accepting Islam, ghusl will become wajib on him.

  2. If a person reaches puberty before the age of fifteen and he experiences his first wet dream. As a precaution, ghusl will be wajib on him. If he has any wet dreams after this or after the age of fifteen, ghusl will be fardh.

  3. To give a bath to the dead body of a Muslim is fardh-e-kifayah.

August 16, 2008

Additional rules concerning ghusl


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara

Additional rules concerning ghusl

In order to purify one’s self from hadath-e-akbar, ghusl is fardh. There are four causes of hadath-e-akbar:

The First Cause

The first cause is the coming out of semen. That is, the coming out of semen from its place and out of the body with desire. This is irrespective of whether it comes out while one is asleep or awake, unconscious or conscious, through sexual intercourse or without sexual intercourse, by thinking or imagining, or by fondling one’s private part, or in any other way.

August 16, 2008

GHUSL (BATH)


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara
  1. The person taking a bath should first of all wash both hands up to the wrists. Then wash the private parts. The hands and private parts should be washed irrespective of whether there is any impurity on them or not. Both these have to be washed under all conditions. Thereafter, any impurity found on the rest of the body should be washed. Then make wudhu. If one is sitting on a stool or stone while bathing, then the feet should also be washed when making wudhu. But if one is sitting in a place where the water accumulates and he will have to wash the feet again after completing the ghusl, then the entire wudhu should be made but the feet should not be washed. After performing wudhu, pour water on the head three times. Thereafter pour water over the right and left shoulders three times each in such a way that water reaches the entire body. Thereafter move from this place and go to a clean spot and wash the feet. If the feet were washed when making wudhu there will be no need to wash them again.

August 16, 2008