Repeating Bismillaah During Ghusl
Fatwa No: 401596

  • Fatwa Date:28-7-2019 - Thul-Qi'dah 26, 1440
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If I say "Bismillaah" at the beginning of fard ghusl, should I say it again when making wudhoo' (in the ghusl)? According to the view that saying the basmalah is obligatory.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Saying "Bismillaah" in Wudhoo' (ablution), Ghusl (ritual bath) and Tayammum (dry ablution) is obligatory according to the view of Hanbalis. According to their view, saying "Bismillaah" is only obligatory at the beginning of a worship and it is not obligatory to repeat it afterwards. So, by saying "Bismillaah" at the beginning of the obligatory Ghusl, you have fulfilled what is obligatory and you do not have to repeat "Bismillaah" when washing the body parts that must be washed during ablution. This is because those parts are included in the whole body that is obligatory to be washed when performing Ghusl.

Allah Knows best.

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