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Is women allowed to take GHUSL ritual bath from neck to toe, because fear of ill or it will cause ill to the body, it is very difficult to dry off the hair. May Allah forgive us, we have no intension to disobey commandments to ALLAH and HIS Messenger

I read it is allowed only braided hair but i have soft hair but it is very difficult for me because i use to take GHUSL ritual bath thrice a day .

Please advise.

Zaja Kallah hyraa

asked 102 jannatulasma's gravatar image
edited Aug 26 '13 at 11:55

if it is really a serious problem or illness the one may do tayamum but tayamum intest of gusal is permissible only when there is no water for this concerned some Imam with proper hadiths.

answered 0544149 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Assalamu Alaikum

As mentioned below Quran Ayat, I need clarification about this, is GHUSL from Neck to Toe allowed or not?

My concern is i will get ill and i don't want to transgress ALLAH and His Messenger Commands. Please Advise.

O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying or in a state of janabah, except those passing through [a place of prayer], until you have washed [your whole body]. And if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and find no water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and your hands [with it]. Indeed, Allah is ever Pardoning and Forgiving. AL Quran (4:43)

To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and whether you disclose what is in your ownselves or conceal it, Allah will call you to account for it. Then He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things. Al Quran (2:284)

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people." Al Quran (2:286)

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edited Dec 28 '13 at 06:33


Fardh Ghusl is only required after intercourse. I am sure you are not engaging in intercourse 3 times a day, so you dont need to have a fardh bath 3 times a day.

a general fear of illness is not an excuse to leave the hair dry. thus, you must wash the hair each time. It is only when the reason is severe (eg you are in the desert and its very cold and you only have cold water, and you fear having abath will mean you die of pnumonia), then tayammum is allowed.

For most of us, living in a nice house with hot running water, it wouldnt be allowed to leave the hair dry or do tayammum.


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