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Do I have to make ghusal every time?


Assalam O Alaikum brothers and sisters,

I have a problem which I am worried about a lot. The problem is that sometimes I dribble without unintentionally and I want to know if I will have to take shower everytime?



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  1. Salam brother
    In islam , we have 2 be always pure coz of this the concept of ghuslh come in

    The time when ghusalh become compulsary
    1 when u had a night fall /mastrubated

    2 when u made love with your patener than both of u require ghusah

    3 n when your jobs require u 2 handle dirty thing i guess lol

    If u r not pure than it is not advisable 2 offer salah or touch quran

    Ghuslah is what u do before when u bath

    So i dont feel that is anything 2 worry

    Bro u bath regularly lol

    So what the problem with ghusalh

  2. You need to be a little bit more clear as to what exactly you are referring to. Your question is unclear.
    What do you mean by dribble? Leaking urine or sexual discharges?

    Also whichever it be, did you mean what you have asked here this way - "without unintentionally" ? This would basically mean you mean to say you leak (dribble?) intentionally?

    If you are actually referring to dribble as in the literal in saliva..then urm no, definitely no shower required for that. lol 🙂

    Was salaam

    • Don't tease him please or mock his language. English may not be his first language.

      Wael Editor

      • I was not mocking him bro. I really did find his question unclear so would have appreciated some clarity.

        This is supported by most who have answered who also dont know what exactly he is referring to.

        Was salaam.

  3. walekum Salam,
    We can understand what he's tryng to say,exact words and sentence are not so very imp....dribble for him means getting night fall,or getting discharged without his own efforts...yes bro as far as i know u have to make ghusal everytime even if u didnt feel anyhthing,but if your problem happens very often like evryday or within 2 to 4 days then surely u have to consult a doctor for that...getting night fall in 15 days is quite normal but it shudnt be much..
    i hope it helped.

    • What is night fall? I'm thinking it's the same as wet dreams, right? I thought he meant he was leaking urine, he has even tagged urine as part of his question. Salbaqi - I don't think leaking urine is normal, have you been to the doctor for this? There may be a way to stop it from happening.

  4. 1stly,if by dribble you mean 'urine' passing-intentionally or unintentionally you have to make wudhu.
    Secondly,if u mean the passing of sperm

    -Ghusl becomes waajib if it was intentional(with desire).
    -If it was not intentional(for might have lifted something heavy) it does not become waajib.

    Hope this helps.

  5. We muslim gusalh n wuzu in order 2 become pure n before , offering salah or touching quran

    But the non muslim has no concept of gusalh it doesnot mean that they r dirty

    Im curious ,coz i ask an imaam in our mosque he said that as there is no concept of gusalh they r not pure in such case if a nonmuslim touches us with wet hands we become impure
    And he also told me that , we should avoid food made by the hands of non muslims

    Im quite shocked and confused also is this possible or should i consult some other imaams as well

    • If a muslim touches us with wet hand we become impure imean 2 say by this that we require 2 gusalh again

    • Trueblood, you are really confused.

      Muslims are required to do wudu/ablution before Salaah. They do not need to do Ghusl unless they are in a state of ritual impurity, i.e. after sexual intercourse, after a wet dream, after menstruation has finished. If you are in a state of ritual impurity, you cannot touch the Quran. To my understanding, a Quran that has more than 50% of another language in it, can be touched by a menstruating woman.

      After urinating, one only needs to do wudu. If anyone, be he male or female has a weak bladder and hence cannot control his urine from leaking, this is a medical condition and hence there are exceptions for them, but I do not know the details.

      As for our interaction with non Muslims, we can eat the food they cook as long as it is halaal and has been cooked in clean utensils. And no, touching a non muslim with wet or dry hands does not require us to do ghusl. While people hold this view of 'us and them', ie muslims and non muslims, we will never progress as an Ummah. We need to remember that we are blessed to be Muslims and we need to interact with yet to be muslims with sincerity, kindness and humility and want for them what we have ourselves - Islam. Hence we need to be welcoming and inviting to them.

      Trueblood, if your Imam is teaching you such nonsense as you have mentioned, I advise you strongly to change your Imam. I could take a wild guess at what part of the world this Imam is from, but will refrain from doing so (this time).

      SisterZ Editor

      • You may all find this article useful:

        Ghusl for women and men

        Ghusl, which is washing the entire body with water, then the basic rule with regard to it is Allaah's saying:

        'And if you are in a state of sexual impurity (Janaabah), then purify yourselves (i.e. wash your entire bodies).' [Surah Al-Maa'idah: 6]

        And Allaah's saying: 'O you who believe. Do not come near the prayer while you are in a drunken state, until you know what you are uttering (i.e. when you are not drunk), nor when you are in a state of sexual impurity (janaabah) 'unless you are traveling on the road until you make Ghusl (i.e. wash your entire body).' [Surah An-Nisaa: 43]

        Occasions when Ghusl is Required as an obligatory Act

        Ghusl is required as an obligatory act in the following cases:

        1. After the discharge of semen as a result of stimulation whether awake or asleep (i.e. in a wet dream). This state is known in Arabic as "JUNUB". If, after the dream no wetness is traced in one's clothing, bathing is not obligatory. However, in case wetness is found but without recalling any dream, performing Ghusl is obligatory. This is based on the hadeeth of Umm Salamah, who reported that Umm Sulaim, the wife of Abu Talha, asked Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying: 'Allaah is not shy when it comes to the truth. So is it obligatory for a woman to perform ghusl if she has a wet dream (i.e. seminal fluid comes out)? The Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) responded: 'Yes, if she sees the fluid.' This hadeeth is reported by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.

        2. After sexual intercourse performing Ghusl is required. It is to be done after sexual intercourse, regardless of whether one ejaculated or not. A male is obligated to perform ghusl if just the head of his private organ enters (the female private organ), even if it is for one second. This is based on the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah (radyAllaahu 'anhu) who said: Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: 'When a man sits in between the four parts of a woman and enters into her (for intercourse), the ghusl becomes obligatory.' Reported by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim. In Muslim's report, there is the addition: 'even if he doesn't ejaculate.' The women falls under the same ruling as the man in this regard.

        3. Following a period of menstruation, a woman is required to perform Ghusl.

        4. At the end of 40 days after childbirth, a woman is required to perform Ghusl but if the bleeding stops before completing the 40 days period, then she must make the Ghusl as soon as the bleeding stops.

        5. When a Muslim dies, Ghusl is required for him/her except for the Jihad Martyr (Shaheed).

        Occasions for which Ghusl is preferred

        Ghusl is recommended in the following cases:

        1. Before going to Jummah Congregational (Friday Prayer).
        2. Before going to Eid Prayers (Muslim annual feast prayers).
        3. Before undertaking Umrah or Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah).
        4. Upon washing a corpse. (According to many scholars, the performance of Ghusl is preferred for a person who washes a corpse).
        5. When a disbeliever revert to Islam.

        How to Perform Ghusl

        The Complete Ghusl: which is what has been reported in the hadeeth of 'Aa'ishah (radyAllaahu anhaa) in Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim, in which she said: 'When Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) would perform ghusl due to Janaabah (sexual impurity), he would begin by washing his hands. Then he would pour water from his right hand to his left and wash his private parts with it (i.e. the left hand). Then he would perform wudoo (ablution). Then he would take water and place his (wet) fingers on the roots off his hair. Then he would pour three handfuls of water over his head. Then he would pour water all over the rest of his body. Then he would wash his feet.' This wording is from Muslim. The hadeeth is in Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim from the narration of Maymoonah, (radyAllaahu 'anhaa).

        Special Note for women

        The Ghusl for men and women is essential same. Women who have braids can do ghusl without haveing to undo their hair if they are in Jannabah (sexual impurity). However if they are impure due to Menstruation or Nifass (post Natel bleeding ) then they should open their hair before doing ghusl. (see Hadiths Below).

        Also if the Muslim female is making ghusl after the end of her Menstruation or Nifass (post Natel bleeding ) then after the ghusl (decribed Below) she should take a piece a cloth perfumed with musk and clean the private parts with it thrice.

        Thus apart form this difference the ghusl for men and women is as follows:

        1 Intention inside ones heart not verbal.
        2 Say Bismillah
        3 Wash the right hand up to and including the wrists. Make sure to while rub and rub between the fingers of the hand. And thus make sure no part of the hand is left dry. Three times. Then do the same with the left hand. (also three times)
        4 Wash off the impurities (off the private parts)
        5 Wash the right hand up to and including the wrists. Make sure to while rub and rub between the fingers of the hand. And thus make sure no part of the hand is left dry. Three times
        Then do the same with the left hand. (also three times)
        6 Make a cup with the right hand then from this hand take water into your mouth and swirl it inside the mouth and then expel out of mouth. then sniff remaining water from the cupped right hand and sniff water into the nose and then blow the water out and using the left hand remove the water from your nose. Do this three times. Some people rinse the mouth first three times and then rinse the nose three times. However the first method is the most authentic.
        7 Wash the face three times, from the hairline to the jawbone and chin, and from start of the ear to start of the ear. A man should wash the hair of his beard by taking a handful of water and entering it below his chin and rubbing it through his beard and passing the wet fingers through the beard.
        8 Wash the right arm up to and including the elbow. Three times. The arm extends from the fingertips, including the nails, to the lower part of the upper arm. It is essential to remove anything stuck to the hands before washing them, such as dough, mud, paint, nail polish etc, that could prevent the water from reaching the skin. Do the same with the LEFT ARM . Three times
        9 Pour water over the head Three times down to the roots of the hairs. rubbing the roots of the hair with the wet fingers.
        10 Pour water liberally over the entire body, beginning with the right side and then the left side. Then pour water over your head. (Ensuring that no part of the body is untouched by water by rubbing the body with your hands)
        11 Move away from area were you did ghusl and wash the right foot up to and including the ankles, three times. You should enter the water between the toes with your little finger and then wash the feet (note not wipe feet but wash them) and make sure and make sure you wash the sole of the foot and the heals. Make sure no parts of the foot is left dry. Wash the left foot same as the right foot. Three times.
        12 Then say the following Duas for Wudhu when outside the bathroom (if bathroom has a toilet inside it)

        "Ashhadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluhu.

        Translated meaning: "I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger."

        "Allaahumm aj'alni min al-tawwaabeena waj'alni min al-mutatahhireena"

        Translated meaning: "O Allaah, make me one of those who repent and make me one of those who purify themselves."

        Hadiths regarding women's ghusl:

        1. Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her), who said: 'I said, 'O Messenger of Allaah, I am a woman who wears her hair in braids. Do I have to undo my braids when I make ghusl because of janaabah?' He said, 'No, it is enough if you pour water on your head three times, and then over the rest of your body. That will make you clean.' (Reported by Muslim, no. 497).

        Narrated 'Aisha: In the last Hajj of Allah's Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah Apostle. I was one of those who intended Tamattu' (to perform Hajj an 'Umra) and did not take the Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night of 'Arafa I said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is the night of the day of 'Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu' with 'Umra Allah's Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb it and to postpone the 'Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered 'Abdur Rahman ('Aisha's brother) to take me to At-Tan'im to assume the lhram for'Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu' which I had intended to perform (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 313:)

        2. Narrated 'Aisha: An Ansari woman asked the Prophet how to take a bath after finishing from the menses. He replied, "Take a piece a cloth perfumed with musk and clean the private parts with it thrice." The Prophet felt shy and turned his face. So pulled her to me and told her what the Prophet meant. (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 312:)

  6. Plz dont get me wrong for my above comments im confused coz when i ask this question 2 our imaam he told me all this
    In this way im not in anyways trying 2 offend anybody plz ppl dont get me wrong

  7. @sisterz
    Thank u for ur reply , i did not wanted 2 hurt anyone
    , it was a doubt in my mind thank u for clearing it ,
    well sister i didnt belive in this but as it was in my mind i just need 2 clear my fact

    Well im again sorry if any person now or afterwards get anger with my comment

    Plz accept my apolygy

  8. if you have a constant leakage of urine:

    If it lasts the extent of 1 salaah time(you cannot perform salaat without having to make wudhu again for an entire namaaz time )and then atleast once every namaaz time thereafter then you fall into the classification of "ma'zur"(an excused person). This requires you to clean yourself at every namaz time and make a new wudhu which will last,despite leakeage, until the entering of the next salaah. If you are clean for just ONE entire namaaz time,you will no longer be a 'mazur' and the 1st rule will apply again.

  9. Can i pray namaz when i fell i got night fall when i slept but after waking up i saw nothing is there not any liquid or any sign of sperm
    So wthout taking ghusl aur bathing i can pray namaz or not

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