Masaa’il pertaining to Ghusl

  1. It is permissible to leave the head dry and wash the rest of the body if it is harmful to apply water to the head due to some sickness or ailment. However, once the person is cured of his sickness, it is Wajib to wash the head. Water has to flow over it.
  2. Make haste in covering the body. One should not delay in wearing one’s clothes after completing the Ghusl. The Shariat emphasizes this so much, that if the feet have not been washed as yet, then first put on the clothes and thereafter washes the feet.
  3. It is not necessary to remove the ointment from a cut or wound during Ghusl. Just pour water over it.
  4. After Ghusl, Wudhu should not be made to perform Salaat or for any other Ibaadat since the Ghusl is sufficient.
    1. It is preferable to cut the nails of the fingers and toes as well as remove the hair from under the armpits and below the navel before taking bath. If one is in the state of Hadas-e-Akbar or Janaabat then it is not permissible to remove, cut or break any nails or hair from any part of the body. Unwanted hair should preferably be removed once a week. If this is not possible then every second week. Care should be taken that it is not left for more than 40 days. Beyond 40 days the neglecter will be guilty of sin.

Please Note: It is compulsory for a person who is in the state of Janaabat (impurity) to perform Ghusl.

It is also compulsory for a woman to have a bath after Haidh and Nifaas:
• Haidh: the female monthly period of menstruation. The maximum period of ten days.
• Nifaas: the blood which flows after childbirth The maximum period is forty days.