What Is Janabah in Islam? Read This!

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Hi readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what is Janabah in Islam?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that’s what I’m going to explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.

Specifically, there are two important things about “what is janabah in Islam?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Literal Meaning of Janabah.
  2. Meaning of Janabah in Islam.

Literal Meaning of Janabah

The first important thing about “what is janabah in Islam?” what I will explain now is the literal meaning of janabah. I want you to understand that first before you read any more explanations in this article.

The word “janabah” is an Arabic word. The writing is جَنَابَةٌ . If we read the Arabic dictionary, we will find three meanings of the word “janabah”. The three meanings I mean are as follows:

One: Janabah is Najasah.

The first meaning of the word “janabah” is Najasah (نَجَاسَةٌ). Najasah is a condition that requires a person to purify himself or purify something by washing it with water, ablution, or washing it up to seven times and one of them is by wiping off dust.

Two: dirt.

The second meaning of the word “janabah” is dirt. What is meant by dirt is something dirty. The explanation for that is very simple. I won’t explain more about that here.

Three: a condition of a person whose sperm comes out or has had sex.

The third meaning of the word “janabah” is a condition of a person whose sperm has come out, such as because of a wet dream, and or has had sex. The explanation for that is very simple. I won’t explain more about that here.

Those are the three literal meanings of Janabah. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Meaning of Janabah in Islam: What Is Janabah in Islam?

The second important point about “what is janabah in Islam?” what I will explain here is the meaning of janabah in Islam. I want you to understand that because there is a difference between the literal meaning of janabah and the meaning of janabah in Islam or Islamic law.

In discussing the literal meaning of janabah, we have seen that the word has three meanings. The third meaning is the meaning of janabah in Islam. So, in Islam or Islamic law, janabah is a condition of a person whose sperm has come out or has had sex. This condition is called big hadas. Under these conditions, Muslims are not allowed to perform certain rituals in Islam that require them to be in a holy condition when performing them, such as praying, holding the Quran, Tawaf, and so on.

Janabah or big hadas can only be done by taking a janabah bath. In several previous articles I have explained some important things about the janabah bath. I highly recommend that you read it.

Maybe now you are asking: where can we find an explanation of janabah in Islam or Islamic legal literacy?

We can find an explanation of janabah in some of the hadiths below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنَّ تَحْتَ كُلِّ شَعْرَةٍ جَنَابَةً ، فَاغْسِلُوْا الشَّعْرَ ، وَانْقُوْا الْبُشْرَةَ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said, “Indeed, under every hair there is a jinabah. Wash your hair and clean the skin!” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud and at-Tirmidhi.

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