Was My Ghusl Valid without Any Intention (Niyya), Either Loudly or Silently?

Hanafi FiqhShafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


While doing ghusl, I never made niyya either loudly or in my heart, because I already knew that I had to perform ghusl for that particular thing. Would that be valid?


Thank you for your question.  May Allah guide you in making your worship easy and simple.

If you never made an intention (niyya) for your ritual baths (ghusl), they would not be considered valid in the Shafi’i school. However, they would be valid in the Hanafi school.

Please refer to the link to see their conditions.
Is It Valid to Make a Conditional Intention When Performing a Ghusl?

May Allah give you tawfiq and give you a tremendous reward for trying to learn what is correct in your fiqh.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.