How To Do Ghusl | Ritual Bath In Islam

Ghusl- taking a bath, something which we do every day. But if we think about it, it's a pretty important part of our religion. Because if we are not pure, we cannot perform some important religious deeds.

Now let's have a look at the correct manner of ghusl and how consciously and how well you perform

we really can't emphasize the importance of ghusl enough in this series.

There are two kinds of ritual impurities the minor impurity and the major impurity, which occurs as a result of janaba, haidh or niphas.

To achieve purity from the minor impurity you only need to renew your wudu, ie ablution. Whereas in the case of major impurity you need to take a Ghusl

Ghusl can be taken in two ways, a complete Ghusl with all the Sunnahs of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and a partial or a sufficient Ghusl which means only doing what is obligatory to free ourselves from the ritual impurity

The obligatory acts of Ghusl are

  • Niyyah, intention that we are taking this bath to purify ourself from the major ritual impurity
  • rinsing your mouth and nose
  • and letting water run over your entire body at least once

Make sure it reaches every part of it even your scalp under the thick hair.

If you manage to do this much then you have purified yourself from the major ritual impurity

For the complete Ghusl, it is how the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) took a bath.

  • Begin with an intention to purify yourself from the major impurity.
  • Then say Bismillah,
  • wash your hands three times,
  • Then with your left hand wash your private parts and anywhere else that is contaminated with traces of impurity,
  • then make a complete wudu just as you would for prayers,
  • Then pour water over your head three times rubbing and making sure that it is thoroughly is your scalp. Some scholars said three times means first on the right next on the left and then in the center.
  • And then pour water and wash the entire body beginning with the right side then the left while rubbing it with your hands so that you are sure you haven't missed any part.

so these are the etiquettes of the complete Ghusl.

Ghusl essentially means letting the water run over every part of your body. So if you are wearing a ring, you should move it, and if it is so tight that the water won't reach the skin underneath, then you have to remove it.

Cosmetic items which form a barrier and prevent the water from reaching your skin must also be taken off.

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