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Brother i was going some of ur mail regarding ghusl.wadhu. i want to clarify one doubt that after taking a bath

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dear brother i was going some of ur mail regarding ghusl.wadhu. i want to clarify one doubt that after taking a bath if i wipe my body including my private parts with a towel without touching them with my hands directly than what will be the result i mean shall i have to perform ghusl/wadhu again
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Touch private parts genitals

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Marwan ibn al-Hakam said that Busra bint Safwan had told him that she heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say, 'If any of you touches his genitals, he should do wudu.' "


Al-Muwatta Hadith 2.62

Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar used to say, "If you touch your genitals, you have to do wudu."


If one physically touches ones genitals, one would not be required to repeat the ghusl or full bath of purification but a wudu or ablution would suffice. Alternatively, if one has taken a bath or shower, it is only natural that one will wipe oneself dry with a towel or sheet. If during the wiping process, one does not physically touch ones genitals with ones hands, the wudu or ablution of the person will remain valid and one need not perform the wudu again.


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