Ritual Bath and Retainer

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling regarding the validity of ghusl if one has a retainer in their mouth? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate It is permissible to keep the retainer in your mouth. Especially if there is direct need in doing so. […]

Permanent Dental Retainer and Wudu

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is asked about the validity of wudu and ghusl when wearing a permanent retainer. I have a permanent retainer fixed to my top teeth. If they are removed my teeth will move. In the past I have committed sins but now I want to do the right thing. In terms of prayers […]

Speaking in the Bathroom

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of speaking in a place that is built for relieving oneself such as a bathroom. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the ruling in the Shafi‘i school about speaking beside the sink in a bathroom if one is far from the toilet? Jazak […]

Purity of Bathtub

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question on purity and the use and cleaning of bathtubs for ghusl if there is urine in the water. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. According to the Hanafi madhab, how do I purify a bathtub if a little bit of urine comes out. We use a stool […]

Must I Make Wudu after Ghusl?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is necessary to perform ablution (wudu) immediately after one has had a ritual bath (ghusl). Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it necessary to make wudu after taking a bath, even if I am naked in the bathroom? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah […]

Invalid Ghusl, Prayer, and the Fast

Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat is asked about the conditions of a valid ghusl and if not having a valid ghusl invalidates the fast. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I got my first period when I was around ten years old. I was told that I would have to take a bath once […]

Waswasa and Ghusl in the Shafi‘i School

Shaykh Qasim Hatem is asked about the rulings on waswasa in the Shafi‘i school and how to handle misgivings in relation to purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I require an answer according to the Shafi‘i school. 1. After taking a ghusl, when I rub myself dry with a towel body hair, and […]

What Should I Do If I Touch My Private Parts While Performing a Ritual Bath? (Shafi’I)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Under Shafi’i fiqh, for the validity of ghusl from janaba, please could you clarify the following condition: “That one does not do anything during the ghusl that would normally nullify wudu”. Does this mean that touching the private parts would nullify ghusl? If so then how can […]

Is My Wudu Valid With Dry Pus on My Skin?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum If blood or pus dries up on one’s skin, will that prevent water from reaching the skin during wudu or ghusl? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu If a person has a wound from which blood or pus exits, then the scab that forms over […]

Do I Have to Perform a Ghusl After Stepping on Feces?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I stepped on feces in my room in my hostel. I cleaned my slippers and feet after that incident. The feces might have been of a cat or a human. I called the sweeper to cleaned it. He did cleaned but not properly.Is a ghusl necessary for […]