Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “how to do ghusl without showering?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about “how to do ghusl without showering?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
- Meaning of Ghusl in Arabic.
- Is There a Difference Between Ghusl and Showering in Islamic Law?
- How to Do Ghusl Without Showering?
Meaning of Ghusl in Arabic
The first important thing about “how to do ghusl without showering?” what I will explain now is the meaning of ghusl in Arabic. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because that is one of the important things in this discussion that must be understood well.
Ghusl is an Arabic word. The writing is غُسْلٌ or الغُسْلُ. In English, the meaning of ghusl or غُسْلٌ or الغُسْلُ is showering.
Showering is washing the body with a liquid, usually using water, a diluted solution, or by immersing the body in water. Showering can be done for personal hygiene purposes, religious rituals or therapeutic purposes.
Showering can be done in any situation as long as there is water, from warm to cold. I think we all understand that. So, I’m not going to say much about it.
That is a brief explanation of the meaning of ghusl in Arabic. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Is There a Difference Between Ghusl and Showering in Islamic Law?
The second important thing about “how to do ghusl without showering?” what I will explain now is “is there a difference between ghusl and showering in Islamic law?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained the meaning of ghusl in Arabic. That the meaning of ghusl in Arabic is showering. So, if you ask me, “is there a difference between ghusl and showering in Islamic law?”, the answer is “No. There is no difference between ghusl and showering in Islamic law.” Ghusl is a showering. Showering is ghusl.
But there is one important thing about ghusl and showering in Islamic law that I want to explain now, that there are two types of ghusl or two types of showering in Islamic law.
One: obligatory ghusl or showering. Obligatory ghusl or showering is ghusl or showering that must be done by Muslims to eliminate major hadas. In Islamic law, obligatory ghusl or showering is a Janabah bath. Muslims have to do that if they have major hadas.
As for some things that require Muslims to do obligatory ghusl or showering are as follows:
One: if their sperm comes out.
We can find an explanation that if the sperm of the Muslims comes out, they are required to perform ghusl in the hadith below:
عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ، أُمِّ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا: أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ : جَاءَتْ أُمُّ سُلَيْمٍ- اِمْرَأَةُ أَبِيْ طَلْحَةَ- إِلَى رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، فَقَالَتْ : يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ ، إِنَّ اللهَ لَا يَسْتَحْيِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ ؛ هَلْ عَلَى الْمَرْأَةِ مِنْ غُسْلٍ إِذَا هِيَ اِحْتَلَمَتْ؟ فَقَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: نَعَمْ، إِذَا رَأَتِ الْمَاءَ
From Umm Salamah, Ummul Mukminin, radliyallahu anha, that she said, “Umm Sulaym, the wife of Abu Talha, has come to the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. She then said, “O Messenger of Allah, verily Allah is not ashamed of the truth: should a woman take a bath if she has had wet dreams?” The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Yes if he has seen the water (her sperm comes out).
Two: if they have had sex.
We can find an explanation that Muslims are required to perform ghusl or showering after sex in the following hadith:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِذَا جَلَسَ بَيْنَ شُعَبِهَا الْأَرْبَعٍ ثُمَّ جَهَدَهَا فَقَدْ وَجَبَ الْغُسْلُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَزَادَ مُسْلِمٌ : وَإنْ لَمْ يَنْزِلْ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said, “If someone has sat between her four branches, then he burdens her, then he must take a shower. ” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Muslim add the hadith editorial, “Even though he doesn’t come out his sperm.”
Three: if a Muslim woman’s menstruation has been completed.
We can find an explanation that when a Muslim woman’s menstruation is over, they are required to perform ghusl in the hadith below:
قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِذَا أقْبَلَتِ الحَيْضَةُ، فَدَعِي الصَّلَاةَ، وإذَا أدْبَرَتْ، فَاغْسِلِي عَنْكِ الدَّمَ وصَلِّي
Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “If menstruation has come, then do not pray. If it (menstruation) has gone, then clean the menstrual blood and pray.”
Four: when a Muslim woman’s puerperium has been completed.
Five: if a Muslim woman has given birth.
We can find an explanation that Muslim women have given birth, they are required to do ghusl in the opinion of Imam Nawawi, one of the experts in Islamic law from Indonesia:
لِأَنَّ الْغُسْلَ يَجِبُ بِخُرُوْجِ الْمَاءِ الَّذِيْ يُخْلَقُ مِنْهُ الْوَلَدُ، فَبِخُرُوْجِ الْوَلَدِ أَوْلَى
Because, really ghusl is compulsory with the cause of the release of water (sperm) that babies are created from, then with the birth of a child (the obligation to bathe) it is more important (because of ghusl).
Six: if a Muslim has died (a Muslim who dies must be showered).
We can find an explanation that a Muslim who dies must be showered in the hadith below:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَهَا ؛ لَوْ مُتِّ قَبْلِيْ لَغَسَلْتُكِ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَابْنُ مَاجَه
From Aisha radliyallahu ‘anha, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam once said to her, “If you died before me, then I would definitely bathe you.” The hadith was narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Majah.
عَنْ أُمِّ عَطِيَّةٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : دَخَلَ عَلَيْنَا النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَ نَحْنُ نَغْسِلُ اِبْنَتَهُ فَقَالَ : اِغْسِلْنَهَا ثَلَاثًا , أَوْ خَمْسًا , أَوْ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ , إِنْ رَأَيْتُنَّ ذَلِكَ بِمَاءٍ وَسِدْرٍ وَاجْعَلْنَ فِيْ الْأَخِرَةِ كاَفُوْرًا أَوْ شَيْئًا مِنْ كَافُوْرٍ . فَلَمَّا فَرَغْنَا آذَنَّاهُ فَأَلْقَى إِلَيْنَا حَقْوَهُ فَقَالَ : أَشْعِرِنَّهَا إِيَّاهُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Ummu ‘Athiyyah radliyallahu ‘anha, she said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam met us while we were bathing his daughter. He then said, “Wash her up to three times, or five times, or more than that if you think that is good, by using water and ziziphus spina christi leaves. Mix the water with camphor leaves in the last wash, or something that comes from camphor trees. “When we finished bathing him, we told him. He then gave us his sarong and said, “Put it on his body (her) directly.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Two: ghusl or showering which is not obligatory. Ghusl or showering that is not obligatory is a showering whose purpose is to cleanse the body like the showering we usually do every day.
That is a brief explanation of “is there a difference between ghusl and showering in Islamic law?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.