• Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

    Question ID: 181790Country: India

    Title: Salah without Ghusl after Ihtilam

    Question: A few months back, whenever I used to have nightfall, I used to wash my lower body (below waist) and make wudu and pray. Recently I came to know that it is wajib to perform ghusl after Ihtilam. Do I have to return my salah? Or all the salah I prayed without ghusl?

    Answer ID: 181790

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 957/948/B=1/1443)


    After ihtilam, the person enters in major impurity and his whole body becomes impure and ghusl becomes mandatory for him. It is not enough just to wash from the waist down, he will not become clean. Therefore, it is necessary for you to, after performing ghusl, repeat all the prayers that you have performed without ghusl.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India