The major Uncleanliness (Najaasat-eHukmiyaah i.e. Hadas-e-Akbar and Janabat) can only be removed from the body by washing the entire body (bath) as known as (ghusl).

Three kinds of ghusl:

  • Obligatory (Fard)
  • Sunnah
  • Desirable (Mustahab)

Fard Ghusl (Ghusl has to be done in these circumstances):

  • Discharge of semen in any circumstances
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Menses (Hajdh)
  • Blood discharge after childbirth (Nifaas)

In-state of janaabat the following actions are prohibited

  • Salaat (Prayers of any type)
  • Touching the Holy Quran
  • Reciting the Holy Quran
  • To enter a Masjid (mosque)
  • To make Tawaaf of Ka’bah

Method Of Ghusl:

  • Wash hands up to the wrists.
  • Clean the private parts also known as Istinja and remove the major Uncleanliness, if any, from the body.
    Perform Ablution (Wudu).
  • Pour some water and rub the whole body. Pour water again over the whole body, three times. Then rinse the mouth and sniff water into the nostrils.

Faraid Of Ghusl:

  1. Rinsing the mouth.
  2. Sniffing water into the nostrils.
  3. Pouring water over the whole body so no single part of the body remained dry including hairs.

Sunnan Of Ghusl:

  1. Washing both hands up to the wrists.
  2. Washing the private parts and such areas which are not clean.
  3. Having the intention (Niyah) to remove the uncleanliness.
  4. Pouring the water thrice, on the whole body.