Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum,
I used to masturbate, I feel really guilty about this and want to make up for the sins I have commited by doing this.
I keep getting negative thoughts when I try to make ghusl that I haven’t cleaned a certain area properly, or water hasn’t reached everywhere.
Can you advise me on how to make ghusl quickly?
Also I have broken my left arm. Although I am right handed, I can’t reach some areas when making ghusl because of this, what should I do in this situation?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
With a standard shower, you can easily make a complete ritual bath (ghusl) within a minute.
What is obligatory is to wash your mouth and nose, and pour water over your entire body. If you cannot reach a particular area, use the shower head and consider it washed. Ignore any misgivings, and ask Allah for ease and facilitation.
For a list of the sunnas of the ritual bath, please see: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani