Praise be to Allah,
Narrated Hishaam bin Urwa on the authority of his father: Aa‟Aishah (R.A) said,
“Whenever Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) took the bath of Janaabah, he cleaned his hands and performed ablution like that for Salaat and then took a bath and rubbed his hair, till he felt that the whole skin of the head had become wet, then he pours water thrice and washed the rest of the body.”[i]
„Aa‟ Aishah (R.A) further said, “I and Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) used to take a bath from a single water container, from which we took water simultaneously.”[ii]
Important Points Derived from the Hadeeth:
- The legislation of taking a Ghusl (complete bath) from the state of al-Janaabah (State of major sexual impurity). And that this is required whenever the male sexual organ enters the female sexual organ, there being no difference whether the persons experience a sexual orgasm (seminal emission) or not.
- As mentioned in this hadeeth, the complete Ghusl begins with washing the hands, then ablution followed by rubbing the fingers through the exposed hair, pouring water over (the head), and finally washing the rest of the body.
- The words: “Whenever Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) took the bath of Janaabah…” indicate that this was his regular practice whenever he performed the Ghusl from al-Janaabah.
- The permissibility of a married person looking at the „awrah (private areas) of their spouse (husband or wife), as well as the permission for the two married people to take a bath from one container (i.e. taking a bath together, in the same place and at the same time).
- The parts of the body that are washed in ablution precede the other parts of the body washed in the Ghusl from al-Janaabah. The exception from this is the feet, which are delayed until the completion of the washing of the whole body.
- The words: “…and performed ablution like that for Salaat … and washed the rest of the body.” indicate that the washing of the parts of the body of ablution eliminates the major as well as the minor state of impurity. This is because the matter, which requires the washing of these parts of the body to eliminate the state of major sexual impurity (al-Janaabah), is the same matter that requires the washing of the parts of the body to eliminate the minor state of impurity. [Therefore, the parts of the body washed in Wudoo’ do not have to be washed again during the washing of the rest of the parts of the body washed in Ghusl].
- The excellence of the Prophet’s character and his relationship with his family.
- The permissibility of the person in the state of Janabah scooping from the water vessel which he makes ghusl from.
Allah Knows Best.
Copied from Sources:
Arousing the Intellects with the Explanation of Umdatul Ahkaam. The Book Of At-Taharaah by Allama Sheikh Salih Ibn Uthaymeen (May Allah have mercy on him). page 83
Tayseer al-Allaam Sharh Umdatul-Ahkaam by Shaykh Abdullah ibn Abdur – Rahmaan Aal Bassaam. Page 63
[i] Saheeh Bukhaari, Volume 1, Book 5, Hadeeth Number 272, p. 197; Saheeh Muslim, Volume 1, Book 3, Hadeeth Number 719, p. 432
[ii] Saheeh Bukhaari, Volume 1, Book 5, Hadeeth Number 273, p. 197