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Difference between ghusl and full bath

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Que 1: Difference between ghusl / bath / full bath (for valid wadu) ?

Question 2: When I wake up, I sometimes see one or more drops of clean unsticky fluid. Do I have to take full bath or can I merely wash  the private parts and replacing the inner cloth that I weared? ( To perform namaz)

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Difference between Ghusl, full bath

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Q-1: Difference between ghusl / bath / full bath (for valid wadu) ?

Ghusl is the Arabic term for a full bath, with the intention to purify oneself from major physical or sexual impurities. Anyone who performs a ghusl or full bath would be considered in the state of wudu and available for prayer, unless he breaks the wudu or ablution.

 

Q-2: When I wake up, I sometimes see one or more drops of clean unsticky fluid. Do I have to take full bath or can I merely wash  the private parts and replacing the inner cloth that I weared? ( To perform namaz)

Other than urine, there are two types of discharges that are released from a mans private organs:

Madhi (a sort of slow release of lubricant just prior to a full sexual discharge)

Mani (a full sexual discharge)

 

If only Madhi is released, one does not require a ghusl or full bath to purify himself; he must wash his private parts and the part of his clothes or body where the madhi has touched, do the wudu, and he would be available for prayer.

 

If Mani is released, then one would require a ghusl or full bath to purify himself.

 

If one occasionally experiences a fluid discharge when one wake up, it might be possible that the person has had a wet-dream which he does not remember, and it would be best if the person performed a ghusl or full bath of sexual impurity to purify himself for prayer.

 

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