Using suppositories does not necessitate Ghusl
Fatwa No: 91491


Does the use of suppositories for the treatment of women necessitate Ghusl (ritual bath)?


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The use of suppositories for treatment either for men or women does not necessitate Ghusl (ritual bath). There are only two things which necessitate Ghusl:

1-     The insertion of the head of the male's private parts in the vagina or anus of a woman or a man, whether or not there is ejaculation, and whether the person is an adult- and this is according to the consensus of all scholars may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them- or a non-adult (did not reach puberty yet), according to the most preponderant view of the scholars may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them; indeed this is the view of the Shaafi’ee and Hanbali schools. Nonetheless, the Hanbali school conditioned the non-adult to be one with whom one may have sexual intercourse, like the age of ten years for boys and the age of nine years for girls.

2-     Ejaculation with a desire, whether from a man or a woman, and whether this was due to sexual intercourse, a wet dream, or masturbation, and so forth.

Allaah Knows best.

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