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What islam and quran says regarding GHUSL, what are the procedure according to HOLY QUR AN and sunnaha. Who has the ringht give ghusl first if husband died then wife can or wife died husban can give or their son`s or, Daughter, or others


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Can one give ghusl to deceased spouse

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: What islam and quran says regarding GHUSL, what are the procedure according to HOLY QUR AN and sunnaha.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:

6 O ye who believe! When ye prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity (post menstruation, post sexual intercourse, etc.) bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in contact with women and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be grateful.


 

If one is in the state of major impurity like menstruation, post sexual intercourse, post wet-dream, post full sexual discharge, post child-birth, etc., and wishes to purify oneself and make themselves available for prayer.it is absolutely obligatory that one perform the ghusl or full bath of purification before one makes themselves available for prayer.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.58a

According to the practice of the Prophet (saws) the correct manner of performing ghusl after making intention to purify oneself and saying Bismillah is:

  1. wash both hands three times,
  2. wash the private parts,
  3. make a complete ablution (like the one made for prayer--the Prophet(saws) used to delay washing his feet until the end of his ghusl),
  4. rub water through one's hair three times, letting the water reach down to the roots of the hair,

5.      pour water over the entire body, beginning with the right side, then the left, washing under the armpits, inside the ears, inside the navel, inside the toes and whatever part of the body can be easily rubbed. This account is based on the following report from 'Aishah, the wife of the Prophet (saws): "When the Prophet (saws) took his bath after sexual intercourse, he would begin by washing his hands. Then he would pour water from his right hand to his left and wash his sexual organs, make the ablution for prayer, take some water and put his fingers to the roots of his hair to the extent that he sees that the skin is wet, then pour water over his head three times and then over the rest of his body." (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.) In one narration it states, "He (saws) used to rub his head with his hands until he was certain the water reached his skin, and then he poured water over it three times." It is also related that she said, "When the Prophet (saws) would perform ghusl after having had sexual intercourse, he would call for some water, which he would pour on his right hand to wash the right side of his head and then the left. He would then take water with both hands and pour it over his head." Said Maimunah, the wife of the Prophet (saws) "I put water out for the Messenger of Allah (saws) to perform ghusl. He washed his hands two or three times, and then he poured water from his right hand to his left and washed his private parts, wiped his hands on the earth, rinsed his mouth and nose, washed his face and hands, washed his head three times, poured water over his body, and finally moved from his place and washed his feet. I brought him a towel, but he did not take it, for he shook the water off with his hands." (Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood.)

 

Your Question: Who has the ringht give ghusl first if husband died then wife can or wife died husban can give or their son`s or, Daughter, or others

The Prophet (saws) said: "Trustworthy persons should wash your dead."

Related by Ibn Maajah.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.31

The jurists are agreed on the permissibility of a wife washing the body of her dead husband. Hadrat Aishah (r.a.) said: "Had I known then what I know now, I would not have allowed anyone, except his wives, to wash the body of the Prophet (saws)." Related by Ahmad,Abu Daw'ud, and by al-Hakim.

 

The majority of scholars consider it permissible, as is shown by a report, narrated by ad-Daraqutni and Al-Baihaqi, that Hadrat Ali (r.a.) washed the body of his deceased wife Hadrat Fatimah (r.a.) upon her death. This is also supported by a hadith that the Prophet (saws) said to 'Aishah: "If you die before me, I will myself wash you and enshroud you." Related by Ibn Maajah.

 

It is absolutely permissible and lawful in Shariah for a husband to wash the body of his deceased wife, or for a wife to wash the body of her deceased husband.if indeed they wish or choose to do so. Any pious and trustworthy believer who will not broadcast what he or she might see except what is good is permitted to wash the believing deceased.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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