Has doubts about the validity of her Ghusl and prayers
Fatwa No: 95488

  • Fatwa Date:1-5-2007 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 14, 1428
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As salam alaikum. want an urgent help 2 solve my problem. I m suffuring from waswasulqahri since my child hood and bcaz of this after my marriage i had to do wadoo and had 2 make bath several time in one ritual bath . it was very difficult and lot of time was waisting. so being tired i left doing wadoo b4 bath and started 2 take as simple bath with niyyath and with care ofnot leaving a single part un washed. And then 4 performing prayer i used 2 make wadoo and used to offer prayer.This i have don e 4 the whole of my life. some one told me that i m naudubillah like akaafir bcaz my purity is not valid so prayers r not acceptable and i should perform as much nafills as i can. Dear schollar i m frightening Is it true ? If my tahara is not valid what should i do now i m now 56 yearrs old I started praying 70 rakaats of nafills bt it is v difficult bcaz of my sickness. then ireduced it to haif nombers still it is ahardship 4 me as i have to read again and again. pleas let me know what to be done Ive repented alot . many times i entered in haram shareef also bt b4 entering i use to make ablution . have i done every thing wrong? and what is the best thing i can do 2 to fulfill my my worships? Ill b greatful 2 u 4 u'r kind and early answer ' ive asked many schollars the say my prayers r valid bt i was not even rinsing my mouth and not pouring water in the nose while bathing but 4 each salath i used to make special wadoo . was it right or not?Shukran 4 ur guidience. plz pray to ALLAH SWT4 my forgiveness.


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


We advise you to fear Allaah and avoid adhering to whispers as Allaah did not overburden His Slaves by performing Ghusl (i.e. a ritual bath) or ablution many times. You should know that by performing Ghusl and ablution many times, you are following the steps of the devil who wants to embarrass you and cause you hardship so that you would abandon performing Ghusl, ablution and the prayer, so you should fear Allaah and remember the saying of Allaah (which means): {…and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.}[Quran 22:78]. Allaah also Says (what means): {and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.}[Quran 2:168].

Since you used to perform Ghusl and pour water all over your body, as you mentioned, then this is enough and acceptable. The acceptable Ghusl is to pour water all over your body while having the intention of ritual purification, and it is not a condition to rub the body according to the view of the majority of the scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them. According to many of them, rinsing the mouth and nose is not a condition as well. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 83895 and 81405.

There is no doubt that the person who told you that you are like a non-Muslim is an ignorant person, and this is a very serious statement. It might be that whoever told you so has whispers as well, because it is not befitting for a Muslim to describe another Muslim as a non-Muslim.

To conclude, your prayer, ablution and rituals are correct and acceptable, and you are not obliged to make up those prayers, and there is not difference of opinion about this, as far as we know.

For more benefit on how to treat whispers, please refer to Fatwa 88124 and 83401.

Allaah Knows best.

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