Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 19863
Asked Country: Nigeria

Answered Date: Mar 17,2012

Title: Can I perform ghusl (bath) by just letting the shower flow without doing wudu if I am not going to perform Salaah?


1. Can I perform ghusl (bath) by just letting the shower flow without doing wudu if I am not going to perform Salāh?

2. I just did my ghusl and prayed. However, after my Salāh I saw semen. Do I have to wash myself again and repeat the prayer or is my prayer valid?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There are three necessary acts in ghusl (bath):

1.       Rinsing the mouth.

2.      Passing water into the nostrils.

3.      Passing water over the entire body.[i]

If any one of these acts are left out, the ghusl will be incomplete. However, one should assure that the water reaches every part of his body. Making wudu is not a condition for the validity of ghusl.[ii] Therefore, one can also perform Salāh with the ghusl in which he did not perform wudu.

Regarding your second question, if you witnessed semen after your Salāh, then

ghusl will become fardh upon you but repeating your Salāh will not be necessary.[iii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 19) المتوفي سنة 593 دار احياء التراث العربي - بيروت - لبنان

وفرض الغسل: المضمضة والاستنشاق وغسل سائر البدن


[ii]الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 19) دار احياء التراث العربي - بيروت - لبنان

وسنته….. ثم يتوضأوضوءه للصلاة


[iii] الفتاوى الهندية - (1/ 14(دار الفكر

لو اغْتَسَلَ من الْجَنَابَةِ قبل أَنْ يَبُولَ أو يَنَامَ وَصَلَّى ثُمَّ خَرَجَ بَقِيَّةُ الْمَنِيِّ فَعَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَغْتَسِلَ عِنْدَهُمَا خِلَافًا لِأَبِي يُوسُفَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى وَلَكِنْ لَا يُعِيدُ تِلْكَ الصَّلَاةَ في قَوْلِهِمْ جميعا


فتاوي محموديه (5/107) ادارة الفاروق

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