Ghusl in the shower
I would like to know if one can just perform the entire wusl in the shower. By just using the shower water and if this nullifies any part of the whusl. Eg pouring water 3 times over right shoulder etc. Does just turning in the shower complete ur whusl if the actions are meant as if you pouring the water. I have often seen old school people still taking a bucket and jug into shower with them. Clarify this. Are we doing something wrong.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
Imaam Al-Margheenaanee Rahimahullaah says in Al-Hidaayah: “The compulsory actions of Ghusl are: Cleaning the mouth with water, cleaning the nose with water, and washing the entire body.” [i]
The purpose of pouring water is simply to ensure that the body is washed properly, but literally “pouring water” is not a condition for the validity of ghusl.
If a person pours water from a jug, stands under a shower or dives in the ocean, as long as his entire body is washed then he has fulfilled that obligatory action of ghusl.
Thus if a person turns thrice in the shower and his entire body is washed then he will have fulfilled the obligatory action of washing, and the Sunnah of washing thrice.
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Wednesday 9th Dhul Qa`dah 1433 – 29th September 2012.
[i]وفرض الغسل: المضمضة والاستنشاق وغسل سائر البدن.