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Wudu and Gusl

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There are three Farz of Ghusul.

1) If anyone do the ghusul with these Farz, is it necessary to do the Wudu or he/she can perform Salat without Wudu?

2) Umrah can be performed without wudu if ghusul is done properly?

3) One of my friend told that you have to make wudu before Ghusul, how is it possible that without clothes wudul will be performed in the condition of Najis.

 

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Wudu and Gusl

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Q-1: If anyone do the ghusul with these Farz, is it necessary to do the Wudu or he/she can perform Salat without Wudu?

If one has performed the ghusl or full bath with the intention to purify oneself for prayer, there is absolutely no need to re-do the wudu after the ghusl as the ghusl is a bigger form of purity than the wudu. The ghusl of the person would more than satisfy the conditions of wudu.

 

Q-2: Umrah can be performed without wudu if ghusul is done properly?

If one has performed the ghusl, there is no need to re-do the wudu; as the ghusl is considered a bigger form of purification than the wudu. A believer who has done ghusl will be considered pure and available to offer his prayers or perform the Umrah.

 

Q-3: One of my friend told that you have to make wudu before Ghusul, how is it possible that without clothes wudul will be performed in the condition of Najis.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.272 Narrated by Hisham bin Urwa

(on the authority of his father) 'Aisha said, "Whenever Allah's Messenger (saws) took the bath of Janaba (post sexual impurity), he cleaned his hands and performed wudu (ablution) like that for prayer and then took a bath and rubbed his hair, till he felt that the whole skin of the head had become wet, then he would pour water thrice and wash the rest of the body."

 

It is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to perform the wudu before one takes the full bath of purification or ghusl. There is absolutely no condition in Shariah that a person must be clothed or pure to perform the wudu. Whenever the Messenger of Allah (saws) intended to take a full bath of purification (ghusl), he would first perform the wudu and then take the full bath. Also whenever the Prophet (saws) was in a state of post-sexual impurity and wanted to eat, drink or sleep in that state, he (saws) would first perform the wudu.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.41a

To remove a sexual impurity

If a person in a state of post-sex impurity wants to eat, drink or have intercourse again, he should perform ablution.

Said 'Aishah, "When the Prophet (saws) was in a state of impurity because of intercourse and wanted to eat or sleep, he would perform wudu (ablution)." Ammar ibn Yasar reported that the Prophet (saws) permitted a person in post-sex impurity to eat, drink or sleep if he performed wudu (ablution) first.

Related by Ahmad and at-Tirmidhi.

Abu Sa'eed reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "If one has intercourse with his wife and wants to repeat the act, he should perform wudu (ablution)."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

 

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