The Muhaddith of Yemen, Shaikh Muqbil, on Whether The Friday Bath [Ghusl] is Obligatory for a Woman

January 26, 2013 § 2 Comments


Questioner: Whether she prays at home or in the mosque, is the Friday bath [ghusl] obligatory for a woman?

The Muhaddith of Yemen, The Allaamah, Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee [d. 2001], may Allaah have mercy on him, replied, “What is apparent is that it is obligatory [waajib], because it has been reported in the Saheeh [Bukhaari no. 858 and Muslim that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم] said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty,” and it has also been reported that, “It is a right upon the Muslims that they should take a bath every week …” or something with that meaning [i.e., the Shaikh is quoting from memory so he is saying maybe the exact wording of the hadith is different; here is the wording from Bukhaari which the Shaikh was referring to, “It is Allaah’s right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days,” no. 898].”

Ghaaratul-Ashritah ‘alaa Ahlil-Jahl was-Safsatah, vol. 2, p. 500.

Women Whose Periods Finish at the End of the Night Should Fast Even if They Take a Ghusl After the Emergence of Fajr

August 3, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Some women’s periods finish at the end of the night and they know that they have become clean but they don’t fast that day under the assumption that if they do not take a ghusl their fast will not be correct–but that is not the case, their fast is correct even if they didn’t take a ghusl except after the emergence of fajr.”

Fiqhul-Ibaadaat, p. 254.

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