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What is the maximum time period of GHUSL after a husband performed sex with her wife?

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Ghusl after sex

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There is no maximum time specified in Shariah where one is obligated to perform the ghusl or full bath of purification after sexual intercourse; but because being in the state of purity is an absolute pre-condition for prayer, one would be required to purify themselves from their state of ceremonial impurity before they intend to offer their next prayer.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 603 Narrated by Aisha

Abdullah ibn AbdulQays said, "I asked Aisha about the Witr (prayer) of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and made mention of a hadith, then I said: What did he (saws) do after having sexual intercourse? Did he take a bath before going to sleep or did he sleep before taking a bath? She said: He (saws) did all these. Sometimes he (saws) took a bath and then slept, and sometimes he (saws) performed ablution only and went to sleep. I (the narrator) said: Praise be to Allah Who has made things easy (for the believers in the deen).


If one wishes to do any chores, or sleep, etc., it is best and a Sunnah that one at least perform the wudu after sexual intercourse and then continue with their chores until they purify themselves thoroughly with a ghusl in preparation for their next prayers.


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