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I`m a reverted muslim. i would like to know if it is necessary to by ghusul if i have to share the

bed with my husband.

Also, if i can share the bed with my husband on the 5th and the 6th days of my mensuration ( as there will be no bleeding for me on these days) when i`m not in ghusul.

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Ghusl intercourse

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Your Question: i would like to know if it is necessary to by ghusul if i have to share the bed with my husband.

Beloved sister in Islam, the term ghusl in Islamic Jurisprudence means to take a full bath or shower with the intention to purify oneself from major impurities like sexual intercourse, menstruation, etc.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222: They ask thee (O Prophet (saws)) concerning women's courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from (sexual intercourse with) women in their courses and do not approach them (for intercourse) until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.

 

If after her menstruation is elapsed and a woman has already purified herself with a full bath or ghusl, she need not perform a ghusl again or every time before sexual intercourse with her husband.

 

Your Question: Also, if i can share the bed with my husband on the 5th and the 6th days of my mensuration ( as there will be no bleeding for me on these days) when i`m not in ghusul.
If the menstruation period of a woman is over and her bleeding has stopped on the 5th or 6th day of her periods, there is absolutely no harm if she first purifies herself with a ghusl or full bath and then enjoys full sexual relations with her husband. But if the menstruation period is not over, and the woman has not purified herself with a ghusl or full bath of purification, it would not be lawful in Islam for the husband to approach her for full sexual intercourse.

 

A ghusl or full bath with the intention to purify oneself from a major impurity like menstruation is an absolutely obligatory condition for a believing woman before she engages in intercourse with her husband, or offers her prayers, or observes her fasts, or touches the Quran, or visits a mosque, etc.

 

If the believing woman is experiencing her period of menses there is absolutely no harm and no sin if the husband and wife wish to enjoy each others physical company (playing, touching, fondling, etc.), for it is absolutely permissible for them to do everything except actual sexual intercourse. The guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) on this subject is that the woman in menses must cover her lower private parts, and the husband and wife may enjoy everything except actual intercourse.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "Do everything (during the womans menstruation) except intercourse." (Related by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood)

 

Actual sexual intercourse would only be permissible after the woman has finished her period of menstruation and she has purified herself from the major impurity by having a ghusl or full bath of purification.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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