Bathing (Ghusl) after Adultery (Zina): Hi all readers! As ordinary people, we can not be separated from mistakes, both intentional or unintentional mistakes. As human beings, we certainly have sin. In Islam, in general, there are two types of sins. One, a small sin. Second, big sins. One example of a minor sin is seeing something that is forbidden by Islam. Meanwhile, one of the big sins is adultery (Zina).
In general, adultery (Zina) is having sex without marriage. In Islam, sex can only be done by a husband and wife. adultery (Zina) is one of the most prohibited acts for Muslims. That is one of the great sins, like killing, musyrik, and so on. People who do that will get very severe torture if they do not repent. One of the bad consequences a person who commits Adultery will receive is that all his good deeds will not be accepted for forty years. That is if he commits adultery (Zina) once. If twice? All you have to do is count it. And, later, in the hereafter, the genitals of people who have committed adultery (Zina) will give off a very foul aroma.
Let us pray that Allah will always guard us and our families from adultery (Zina). But, if there is a Muslim who has committed adultery (Zina), then he must repent. Repentance is regretting a bad deed and trying hard not to do it again. In addition, usually, the repentance ritual is done by doing a number of things, such as reading Istighfar, performing the Tawbah prayer, Tawbah bathing, and so forth.
Yup, bathing after adultery (Zina) is one way that can be done by a Muslim who has committed adultery (Zina). The intention to take a repentance bath is as follows;
نَوَيْتُ الْغُسْلَ لِتَوْبَةِ ذُنُوْبِيْ أَوَّلًا وَآخِرًا ظَاهِرًا وَبَاطِنًا سُنَّةً لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى
I intend to take a bath to wash away all my sins, the sins that I have committed and the sins that I have not committed, the sins that are seen and the sins that are not seen, (the bath is) sunnah because of Allah Taala.
By the way, do you know how to do Janabah Bath? The mechanism for Tawbah bathing is the same as the mechanism for bathing Janabah. All bodies, from head to head hair must be doused with water. And, before doing that, the person who will do the Repentance Bath must read the sentence above.
Actually, Tawbah bathing can be done with the aim of removing any sins, such as stealing, killing, and so forth. It is a public ritual that is not only limited to the purpose of removing sins because of Adultery. And, it would be very good if someone said Istighfar silently when he was taking a Tawbah bath.
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I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. May Allah forgive all our sins. Amen!
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