Sir is my Janabah Gusl valid without performing ablution? In other words, can I pray (Salat) without performing ablution after taking the spiritual bath? Also, tell me how the Holy prophet (S.A.W) performed his Janabah Gusl?


Let me start with your second question and the link it with the first question:

عنْ عَاءشَةَ_ر _ قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ الَّلهِ صلَّى الَّله عليه وسلم: ءذا اغْتسَلَ مِنَ الْجبابةِ غَسَلَ يَدَيْهِ ثلاثًا وتَوَضَّأَ وُضوءَ الصَّلاةِ ثمَّ يُدخِلُ أصَاَبعهُ فى المَاءِ فَيُخَلَّلُ بِهَا أُصولَ الشَّعْرِ ثُّمَ يَصُبُّ علَى رَأسِهِ ثَلَاَثَ غُرَفٍ بِيَدَيْهِ ثُمَّ يُفِيضُ المَاءَ عَلَى جِلْدِهِ كُلَّه (( رواه البخاري)).

Aisha, the mother of the faithful, narrated that whenever the prophet ﷺ perform the bath of Janabah (after sexual Intercourse) the first thing he did was the washing of his hands, then he perform ablution like that of a prayer, he then put his fingers in the water and rub the root of his hair with them, and pour three handful of water over his head and then pour water all over the body.

This is how the Holy Prophet ﷺ performed the spiritual bath.

On the first part of your question, you would have observed that the way the Prophet ﷺ took his bath, as narrated above, shows that it is very  comprehensive than an ordinary ablution.

Therefore, if you perform the bath, without ablution, making sure that every part of your body has it share of water, with the intention of performing the Janabah Gusl, you can go straight ahead and perform your prayer or anything that you are required to do with ablution. However, the Sunnah of the prophet ﷺ requires that you perform ablution during the bath, which gives you the licence to pray with it.

Janabah Gusl  (purification bath)  is sufficient to perform your prayer without ablution. Janabah Gusl is more general than ablution because you have washed every part of your body. Whether you have performed ablution at the beginning of the bath or not, as far as it is performed properly, you do not need to perform any ablution again. You can go ahead and perform your prayer.

Note: it is a Sunnah to perform an ablution at the beginning of the bath but it is not obligatory. After the ablution, make sure that you do not touch your private part while bathing and all part of your body must get its share of the water.

Allah knows best






ﺳُﺒﺤَﺎﻧَﻚَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﻭَﺑِﺤَﻤْﺪِﻙَ ﺃﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺃﻥ ﻟَﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻪَ ﺇِﻻَّ ﺃﻧْﺖَ ﺃﺳْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻙَ ﻭﺃَﺗُﻮﺏُ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻚ


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