Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049.

Section : Ghusl, the complete ablution.Ghusl means to wash the entire body with water. Says Allah in the Qur'an, "If you are sexually impure, purify yourselves." And, "They question you concerning menstruation. Say: It is an illness, so let women alone at such times and do not have sex with them until they are cleansed" … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049A.

Section : Discharge of al-Mani owing to stimulation while asleep or awake.The opinion of the jurists in general is that ghusl is a must should one have a discharge of al-mani (sperm) owing to stimulation while asleep or awake. Abu Sa'eed reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, say, "Water … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049B.

Section : If the sperm is discharged without any type of stimulation (owing to illness or extreme cold).In this case, ghusl is not obligatory. 'Ali reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said to him, "If sperm is ejaculated, perform ghusl." (Related by Abu Dawud).Said Mujahid, "We were in a meeting in the mosque … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.049B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.050A.

Section : N/AIf one wakes from sleep and finds some moistness, but does not recall any wet dream, though he is sure it is sperm, what should he do? To be safe, he should perform ghusl. Said Mujahid and Qatadah, "There is no need for ghusl until he is sure that it is sperm, for … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.050A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051.

Section : Sperm on the clothes during prayer.If a man does not know how the sperm got on his clothes, and he has already prayed, should he perform ghusl and repeat all of his prayers since the last time he slept? If he thinks that it happened before his most recent sleep, he should repeat … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051A.

Section : Touching the two circumcised parts.This refers to the penis and the vagina. If one's penis has entered his wife's vagina, ghusl is obligatory even if there was no ejaculation. Says Allah, "If you are sexually impure, purify yourselves." Commenting on the subject, ash-Shaifi says, "In the Arabic language, sexual impurity refers to any … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051B.

Section : Women and their period.Concerning menstruation and childbirth bleeding, Allah says in the Qur'an, "Do not approach them until they become pure. When they are pure, go to them in the manner that Allah has prescribed for you." The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said to Fatimah bint Abu Habish, "Do not … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.051B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.052A.

Section : A non-Muslim upon embracing Islam.New converts to Islam must perform ghusl. Abu Hurairah reported that Thumamah al-Hanafi was captured. The Prophet, upon whom be peace, passed by him and said, "What do you have to say for yourself, O Thumamah?" He said, "If you kill me, you would be killing a relative. If … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.052A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.052D.

Section : Touching or carrying the Qur'an.The companions were all agreed that it is forbidden to touch or carry the Qur'an while one is in a state of impurity. There are some jurists, such as Dawud ibn Hazm, who allow the physically unclean person, whether because of sex or menstruation, to touch or carry the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.052D.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.053.

Section : Reciting the Qur'an.According to most scholars, one who is physically unclean (because of sex or menstruation) may not recite any portion of the Qur'an. This is based on a hadith from 'Ali, in which he stated that nothing kept the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, from the Qur'an save being sexually … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.053.