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Shah Muhammad Suhail

Can you pray fajr without ghusl

After sleeping for a long time at night, we pray for Fajr. That’s why our hands move around our bodies at night. Moreover, many times at night, we have physical enjoyment. That’s why a question arises: Can you pray Fajr without ghusl?

We know the reason for this question is that married Muslim men and women enjoy physical play at night. And those who are single often have nightmares in their sleep at night. So, everyone must know whether the Fajr prayer can be performed without ghusl.

Can you pray Fajr without ghusl?

Yes, you can pray Fajr without ghusl. Because Ghusl has nothing to do with the Fajr prayer, it is enough to perform ablution properly for it to be purified. So, if you perform ablution according to the Sunnah, you can achieve the Fajr prayer. But it should be remembered that if you have sex with your wife at night, you must take a ghusl because you will not be able to perform the Fajr prayer without taking a ghusl at this time.

When can you pray Fajr without ghusl?

After every night, when Fajr comes, you can pray Fajr without Ghusl; this is the standard rule because each of us sleeps at night in a holy state and wakes up in a holy state.

The necessity of bathing before Fajr prayer arises because many married couples indulge in intercourse at night. In Islam, if a man and a woman have physical intercourse, it becomes obligatory for them to take a bath.

No prayer is purified without this obligatory ghusl. Even when reciting, entering the mosque, or touching the Qur’an Sharif, nothing will be halal until taking ghusl. However, for those who do not have intercourse at night, there is no need for a bath in many cases.

When Fajr prayer can not be performed without a bath?

You cannot perform the Fajr prayer without ghusl if you do it to your wife at night. In this way, if you have a bad dream or if your semen comes out in any other way, then you will have to take a ghusl. And then you can’t pray without taking a bath.

Because purity is a condition for prayer. So, one must take a bath to become pure. Prayer cannot be offered without bathing. The Prophet ﷺ said:

Allah does not accept prayer without purity. (Sunan Ibn Majah 272 Sahih Ibn Khuzaima 9 Sahih Ibn Hibban 3366)

In another hadith, the Prophet ﷺ said:

When one of Allah’s servants was ordered to have one hundred lashes on his grave, he sought refuge and dua for him until it was reduced to one.

Then, when only one Durra died in his grave, his grave was filled with fire. When the fire disappeared from him, he said, “Why did you kill me like this?”

They said, You once prayed in impurity and passed by oppressed people But did not help him. (Tahabi, Mushkilul Asar 2700)

In all the conditions, you cannot pray Fajr without taking a bath

  1. Dreamer: That person must bathe if he goes out with physical excitement while sleeping or awake. He remains impure until he washes.

However, bathing is obligatory even if you do not feel excited while sleeping. Because it is often not felt when the dreamer is sleeping. After waking up, if there are signs of impurity on the clothes, and in that case, it is obligatory to take a bath whether or not there is a memory of the dream. (sacrifice)

  1. Enjoy the wife: Ghusl is obligatory on both husband and wife if they have intercourse. In the case of intercourse between husband and wife, if the male part of the penis enters the private part of the wife with the least amount of betel nut, then Ghusl is obligatory on both of them. Be it out or not, Both have to take a bath. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Abu Huraira Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, “If a man sits between the four branches of his wife and has intercourse with her, ghusl becomes obligatory on him.” (Bukhari)

  1. Hayes-Nefas: Ghusl is obligatory for women when menstruation (Hayaz) stops, and blood (Nafas) is contained after giving birth for purposes of purification. The woman remains unclean until the bleeding stops.

In the Holy Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala orders a man and a woman to be purified if they become impure through sexual intercourse, dreams, or ejaculation in any way or because of Hafez-Nefas, as follows:

“And if you are impure, purify your whole body.” (Surah: Maida, verse: 6)


What do you do if you can’t take a bath at Fajr for some reason?

First, you take a bath, then pray. There is no opportunity to pray while unclean. Allah does not accept any prayer of an enslaved person in an impure state. Even if running out of time is risky, take a bath first, pray, and ask Allah for forgiveness.

And if there is no way you can get water for bathing, or if it is so cold that your body is not likely to deteriorate if you bathe in cold water, and you have no way to heat the water, then you do so instead of bathing. In this way, you can pray Fajr.

How can I pray Fajr if I can’t take a bath?

Water is the means of attaining purity. Allah Ta’ala has provided enough water naturally. However, if water is unavailable or someone is sick and unable to use water, Tayammum should be performed instead of Ghusl. In this regard, Allah Ta’ala says,

Meaning: If you are ill or are on a journey, or one of you passes urine, or you have intercourse with women, and then do not get water, then perform tayammum with pure soil.

Allah does not want to trouble you, But He wishes to keep you pure and to fulfill His favors upon you so that you may express gratitude. (Surah Al-Maida: 6)

It must always be remembered that, even though ghusl is obligatory, it is a grave sin to spend one hour of prayer in impurity without taking ghusl without reason. In this case, it is not a Shari’ah obligation to think that there is no intense shame or bathing environment. (Badayus Sanayi: 1/151)

Can You pray Fajr always without bathing?

No, the Fajr prayer cannot always be performed without bathing. Although in some cases, purification is done through ablution. For example, ablution should be done after going to the toilet and urinating or waking up.

And in some cases, a bath is required. e.g., if out. Be it through intercourse or otherwise. In such a situation, one cannot be purified without bathing. You have to take a bath first. I will pray later.

The average daily bath we take is not necessary for prayer. It is useless. But it is Sunnah to take a bath on Friday before Friday.

Is it possible to pray only by ablution without taking a bath?

Marriage is a strong bond between husband and wife. There is a question in the mind of many people whether it is permissible to perform ablution or tayammum without performing an obligatory bath after sexual intercourse between husband and wife. Some may not be able to share with others out of shame.

In response to their questions, the scholars said that Salat is a form of worship that must be performed five times a day throughout the year. Salat is not excused under any circumstances except death, and there is no provision to refrain from Salat even on the deathbed. Allah has made five daily prayers mandatory for people. So be very careful about performing this prayer.

In Islam, after sexual intercourse with the wife, one must first take a bath to perform the prayer. Then pray. There is no opportunity to offer Salat in a state of impurity. Allah does not accept any prayer of an enslaved person in an impure state. Even if running out of time is risky, take a bath first, pray, and ask Allah for forgiveness.

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