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At What Stage Of Intercourse Bath is Neccessary?

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At What Stage Of Intercourse Bath is Neccessary? 


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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:

6 O ye who believe! When ye prepare for ‘salaah’ (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 bathe your whole body.


The only acts which Shariah prescribes and makes pre-condition that one be in the state of purity before they do the act are:

  1. Offering ‘salaah’.
  2. Performing the ‘tawaaf’ of the Sacred House.
  3. Entering a masjid.
  4. Touching or reciting the Glorious Quran.


Your Question: At What Stage Of Intercourse Bath is Neccessary? 

The acts which make the performance of ‘ghusl’ or a full bath of purification absolutely obligatory upon the believers in Shariah before they can make themselves available for prayer are:

  1. After a wet-dream.
  2. When the male private organ so much as touches the female private organ.
  3. After sexual intercourse.
  4. After full sexual (semen) discharge.
  5. At the end of the period of menstruation of the women.
  6. After the end of the period of post-child birth menstruation of the women.


At no stage before, during or after sexual intercourse is a ‘ghusl’ or full bath obligatory or necessary in Shariah; it is only when one intends to offer one’s ‘salaah’, or one intends to enter a masjid, or one intends to perform the ‘tawaaf’ of the Sacred House in Makkah, or one intends to recite or touch the Glorious Quran when Shariah demands and makes it a pre-condition that the believers must be in the state of purity to fulfill these acts.


If one experiences a wet dream, or one has a full sexual discharge (semen), or the male private organ so much so as even touches the female private organ, or one has a full sexual intercourse….one would be deemed to be in the state of ‘janaba’ or major sexual or ceremonial impurity and it would be absolutely obligatory upon the believers to purify themselves from their state of ceremonial or major impurity before they make themselves available for prayer.


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