How does a woman perform ghusl?


Ash-Shaykh Bin Baaz, rahimahullah, was asked the following question:


Q: How should a woman perform Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) after menstruation and Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) using modern things such as the shower, faucet, and the like?

A: Firstly, a woman should perform Istinja’ (cleansing the private parts with water) from menstruation and postpartum blood. In cases of Janabah, a man or woman should also perform Istinja’ and then perform Wudu’ (ablution) as done for Salah (Prayer). According to the Sunnah, it is preferable for a person to pour water over their head three times and start washing the right side and then the left side, then pour water over their whole body. However, it is also permissible to pour water over the whole body at once.

It is Mustahab (desirable) for a woman to use water and Sidr (lote tree/ lotus jujube). However, it is sufficient for a person who is in a state of Janabah to use water only whether he is using a shower, a faucet, or anything else. All Praise is due to Allah!


Answered by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr