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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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 6 days ago

If they are not sure that the dead body was given Ghusl of Mayyit, they should preform Ghusl of touching the dead body (Ghusl of Mass-e- Mayyit) which is like any other Ghusl.

Wassalam.

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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 1 week ago

If you are sure that you did not make the water reach to any part of
your body, then the Ghusl is invalid. Even if you did not know that it
was compulsory to make water reach to every part of yor body.

You need to re-do all the obligatory worships like Salaah, fasting etc which
you did without a valid Ghusl. The reward for your previous deeds will
never be wasted by Allah SWT, but you must re-do it as it was being
done without valid Ghusl. You can perform the Qadha gradually.

Wassalam.

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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 1 week ago

The doubtful thoughts about Wudhu and Ghusl and even Salah (Namaz)should be ignored if it is
repeated. If it happens once or twice, then we should be sure that the
Wudhu or Ghusl has been performed properly. But when it starts
repeating, then ignore it and take your Wudhu or Ghusl or Namaz as valid.

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 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Please visit my Youtube channel, and you will see a variety of video tutorials on wudhu, ghusl, prayer, and so on:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHj5BjXrLabhA_vdCwAPtN9dFKRPuntX-

With prayers for your 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 2 months ago

No, it is not necessary to wear freshly washed clothes after Ghusl, though it is always recommended to wear clean clothes.

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 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The answer to this is no, in this case she does not need to perform Ghusl Janabah, and the discharge is also tahir. 

It is only when she has an orgasm, and discharges, making Ghusl wajib, and also the discharge najis. 

For more detail, please refer to our other answers to questions similar to this.

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 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

In the case where a person did not experience a wet-dream, and does not feel that there was seminal discharge due to a wet-dream, but only 'spots', then there is no need to perform ghusl janabah. 

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 2 months ago

Ejaculation by itself by any reason , whether lawful or unlawful, is one of the reasons of Janabah. Sexual intercourse is another reason for Janabah, even if ejaculation does not take place.

We do not ask Allah (SWT) for reasons because we fully trust in His full Knowledge, Wisdom and Full Mercy. Our brain is limited while the Wisdom of Allah (SWT) is unlimited, so we will never be able to contain His Wisdom.

We always believe that what ever He told us is the Absolute Truth which is always in our favor.

Wassalam.

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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 2 months ago

The moisture which is emitted because of foreplay is called Mathi مذي and is not Najis and it does not even break Wudhu. Semen gushes out in ejaculation. If no ejaculation, then no Ghusl is obligatory. If the wife reaches climax orgasm just because of foreplay, then Ghusl will be obligatory on her.

If husband and wife have sexual intercourse, Ghusl will be obligatory on both of them even if no ejaculation or orgasm took place as far as the penetration took place.

Wassalam.

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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 2 months ago

Yes, the Ghusl and Kafan of any Muslim is considered as sufficient.

Wassalam.

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From my experience, there are multiple causes of the symptoms of waswas.

As described in the previous response, literally, the word "waswas" refers to the whispering of Shaytan. However in my experience, people also experience the same symptoms as:

* Psychological coping mechanisms (for instance, as a response to prolonged stress such as warfare or the pressure of being a minority and feeling one's identity is under threat)
* Manifestations of psychiatric conditions (anxiety, OCD, etc.) that are expressed in the guise of being "religious". Sometimes because this is considered to be a more socially acceptable way of expressing this behaviour or even praised and encouraged as signs of piety. 
* Sometimes as a response to a very strict upbringing or social environment in which one is made to be terrified of small mistakes (like missing a spot during wudu), or where there is a lot of criticism of these things. 
* I think to some degree there is a personality element as well.

Not all people who are dealing with these things respond in the same way (i.e. with symptoms of waswas); however, some do. Perhaps part of it is a desire for control in situations where we cannot control what is going on around us.

This does not mean that whispering from Shaytan is not present in these situations or that everything has a psychological/psychiatric explanation; rather, the two can happen at the same time. 

Anyway, in addition to addressing what is due to Shaytan, such as by reciting ayat al-kursi, and the other interventions mentioned below, these things can also be addressed, if they are applicable in the circumstances. 

Some people are also just naturally very scatterbrained and absent-minded and easily forget things (such as whether they ate or what time they have to go places, as well as things such as whether they did salat or wudhu), but this is somewhat different because it does not usually cause distress. However, some of the same interventions may apply (such as ignoring doubts).

In any case, as discussed in the previous response, the important thing is to overcome these things and acknowledge that this is not what Allah wants from us and rather the ritual acts we do such as salat and ritual purification are means to a higher goal rather than something to become anxious about in and of themselves.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 months ago

While Sunni and Shi'i ritual law is quite similar, there are occasional differences due to differing interpretations of the Qur'an, the use of hadith compilations not used among Sunnis, differing opinions on the reliability of various hadith or hadith narrators, different historical scholarly traditions, and slightly different approaches to the principles of jurisprudence (for instance, Shi'is do not use qiyas whereas some Sunnis do; there is a different view on what constitutes ijma'). 

However, even with some subtle differences, the basic idea of ghusl - as a major washing in some circumstances as opposed to wudhu - is the same.