Ghusl

Ghusl (Arabic: غسل‎) is an Arabic term referring to the full-body ritual purification mandatory before the performance of various rituals and prayers, for any adult Muslim after having sexual intercourse, ejaculation or completion of the menstrual cycle, although wudu or just sleep, without either, are the lesser stages of purity that is acceptable.The washing is also recommended but not required (i.e. it is mustahabb) before Jumu'ah and Eid prayers, before entering the ihram in preparation for Hajj, after having lost consciousness and after formally converting.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 week ago

Bismihi ta'ala

You will not be able to do both wudhu' and ghusl simultaneously and at once. 

So, you can either do wudhu' before ghusl, or after ghusl. 

When you wipe your head during wudhu', you can use four fingers, or three fingers. Both cases are fine.

And Allah knows best.

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Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Merely touching one's private parts doesn't break Wudu for Shia Muslims; it would however break one's wudu for those who refer to themselves as Ahlus Sunnah. Yes, if one masturbated causing ejaculation this would break the wudu and one would require ghusl al janabah. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Unlike Wudu which must have muwalat (successive continuity) ghusl may be done in parts; therefore, you may wash only your head for example, and then come back later to wash other parts of your body. So if you didn't wash a part, you may go back and do it as part of the same ghusl.

May Allah grant you success

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The discharge a woman experiences is tahir, even if it is due to lustful thoughts, as long as it was not an orgasm. 

She does not need to do ghusl, or anything else. 

And Allah knows best.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If it is 'dirt', and it is accessible, and would prevent water from getting to your out layer of skin, then it is wajib to remove, for the purpose of wudhu and ghusl. 

If the dirt is not accessible, as in it is a stain under your nail that you cannot remove, or that the dirt is not an obstacle and will not prevent water from getting to your skin, then you do not have to remove it, and your wudhu/ghusl will be valid.

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, ghusl or wudhu would be valid without rinsing mouth or nose. Such an act is not considered as wajib.

And Allah knows best. 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah,

Asalamu Alaykom,  

In order to pray and perform other Islamic rituals one must perform ghusl. However, one can delay performing the ghusl and doesn't need to do it immediately provided that the next salah will not become qada. One may before hand purify their organ to prevent one's clothes or body becoming najis. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

You must wipe on the plaster if the outer part of it is Taahir. If the outer part of the plaster is not Taahir, you must put any Taahir textile and wipe on it.

'Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, in ghusl, water must reach all parts of the body, but not that you have to scrub it in. Just by allowing water to flow over it would be enough, with some assistance with your hands to make sure its completely reached the parts. 

Ears are also included, like everywhere else. But, of course not the inside of the ear, or the inside of the nose. Just outer parts of the body. 

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

As you did not know that your ritual purity was not valid when you performed your prayers, there is no sin on you if you had a valid reason of not knowing,  but you need to redo those invalid prayers. After performing those prayers,no your responsibility will be clear.

'Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There are two ways of performing a ghusl:

Tarteebi (sequential): This method means you must wash in a certain order, or else it will be invalid. The sequence is washing your head and neck, then your right side, then your left side, overlapping each side to make sure that particular section was washed completely. 

Please watch this tutorial for better understanding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtDGChWoSeE&ab_channel=SheikhZaidAlsalami

Irtimasi (immersive): This is when you submerge your whole body underwater, and then make your intention for the ghusl you are performing. In this case, as you have immersed your complete body underwater, you do not need to observe any sequence of washing parts of your body, like the above ghusl.

Also, you must refer to your Marja' taqleed for these details, and what their specific fatwas may be.

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There would not be any shar'i time limit to perform a ghusl, unless it is an obligatory ghusl and you have a short time-frame for you to complete your ghusl and perform your wajib prayer on time and before its time finsishes. 

For example, you have not prayed Salat Fajr, and you must do ghusl janabah, and in 15 minutes it will be sun rise. In this case, you must do your ghusl as quick as possible, and have enough time to pray Salat Fajr within the required time.

In other cases, although you do not need to finish showering quickly, it's always important to be considerate of wasting water, as excessive use of water could also become haram. Be reasonable in how long it takes you to shower/do ghusl, and the less water you use the better. This is the Sunnah of Islam as well. 

And Allah knows best.