Q:Alsalamu 3alaykom..i know its haram for a husband & wife to have intercourse while she is on her period, but is it permissible to have intercourse after she has finished but hasnt done her ghusl yet (all on the same day)? For example she finishes her period after isha has intercourse then does ghusl altogether? JazakAllah kheir
wa alaikum us salaam wa rahmatullah,
The answer you seek is actually in the Qur’an itself:
And they ask you about menstruation. Say, “It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.”
Q:Salam! Question about your period: does brown blood mean your period has ended and you could pray? I mean that it doesn't flow, nothing on pad, but it's brownish-pink when you wipe after use of the bathroom.
Q:Asalaamualaikum waramatulah wa barakatuhu..I have a question about ghusl..I find that I am missing namaz because my husband and I have sex so frequently that to have a whole shower every time I need to pray is exhausting, and quite frankly, wasting water. I don't want to turn him away, because I do enjoy it, as well. Is there any 'short-cut' ghusl, where I wouldn't have to have an entire shower, just wash my private areas with water quickly, or something along those lines? JazakAllahKhair
wa alaikum us salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa maghfiratu,
You don’t have to take a complete “shower” as we think of it nowadays.
To make it shorter:
1) wash your privates and any other place that is unclean
2) make intention to make ghusl
3) stand under the shower until everything is wet (down to the roots of your hair to the bottom of your feet)
4) rinse your mouth and nose
5) get out and dry off
6) say your shahada
You don’t have to use any soap, you don’t have to stay under for any period of time. I mean of course please use soap at least once a day but soap is not at all required for wudhu or ghusl, so if you’re making multiple showers in a day there’s no need to use soaps and shampoos and conditions and all of that.
Oh and also, if your hair is long enough leave it in a braid/braids. You don’t have to undo your braids to make ghusl, and that should make the shower shorter as well as you just need to focus on your scalp and not the entire braid.
Q:Salam Alaikum Sister, How nice of you to run a blog where you answer questions on islam.. May Allah Reward you. I just want to point out the way u answered one of them, on ghusl, i sincerely do not agree with that for i believe there are steps taken not just under running or still water where you 'rinse' your body.. pls check this out again. JazakAllah Khairan. :)
wa alaikum us salaam wa rahmatullah,
Many scholars say that ghusl is acceptable by completely immersing the entire body under running water (some require the impurity to be removed before making the intention to make ghusl, but the entire process can be done in the same shower without needing to turn it off or exit the shower and enter again):
http://seekersguidance.org/ans-blog/2009/08/27/questions-related-to-the-ritual-bath-ghusl/ (Hanafi - Faraz Rabbani)
This is also the opinion of Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Imam Shafi’i, and Imam Abu Hanifa.
The only opinion I know that requires more than just immersing yourself under a body of water is that of Imam Malik, who states that one must also rub the limbs with a hand or with a clean object in order for ghusl to be complete.
Another thing to note is that some scholars include rinsing the mouth and nose as part of immersing the entire body with water. If you follow a particular school of fiqh, find out what your school says about the nose and mouth. Otherwise, it is certainly better to rinse the nose and mouth while taking ghusl.