Verses of Prostration
Question :

Can a man or a woman in the state of janaba recite those verses which obligate prostration?

Answer :

It is not permissible for the person in the state of janaba to recite the verses of prostration. He may recite the rest of the Quran.

Sexual Attraction
Question :

Sometimes when I feel sexual attraction, there is an involuntary discharge of liquid, which may or may not be followed by semen. Will I need to do the ghusl of janaba?

Answer :

If the semen was released, then ghusl must be performed before offering the prayers. The release of another fluid, such as what may be released during foreplay and sexual urges then ghusl is not required.

Liquid Released During Sexual Arousal
Question :

You mentioned that a woman enters the state of janaba when she releases a liquid when she reaches the peak of sexual arousal. Does this include the liquid released during sexual arousal during foreplay? And is it najis?

Answer :

The moisture discharged by a woman during foreplay and before reaching the peak of sexual arousal is tahir and does not cause janaba.

Colorless Liquid
Question :

There is some kind of colorless liquid that is discharged from one's penis, which could possibly be semen; what are the signs of semen?

Answer :

The signs of semen are sexual excitement, forceful ejaculation and tepidity. If none of these signs is present - for a healthy human - then the discharge will not be considered to be semen. If the man was asleep during the discharge, then the two signs of sexual excitement and forceful ejaculation are sufficient to deem the discharged substance to be semen and najis. For somebody who is ill, such ejaculation with merely sexual excitement will be sufficient to regard it as semen.

Ghusl Instead of Wudhu
Question :

I usually prefer to be clean before I pray. Is it possible for me to perform the ghusl of janaba instead of wudhu even when I am not in the state of janaba before I offer my prayers?

Answer :

The ghusls are ordained by the Sharia for particular causes and circumstances. If they are not present, then the ghusl is not legislated. For example, the ghusl of janaba is only for those in the state of janaba, and the ghusl of Friday is only related to Friday. In order to be clean for prayers, a shower or bath can be taken, but this will not be sufficient to enter the prayer. Wudhu will be necessary before prayers.

Female Wet Dreams
Question :

Should the woman performs ghusl after having a wet dream? Is the substance released considered najis like semen?

Answer :

If the female releases a liquid when she reaches the peak of sexual arousal, i.e. the orgasm, then based on an obligatory precaution she is considered to be in the state of janaba, even if this takes place while she is asleep. The obligatory precaution in this case means that she should perform both the ghusl and wudhu before offering prayers and she should consider the liquid to be najis and purify her clothes and body if they came in contact with it.

The Necessity of Ghusl
Question :

If one was unaware that ghusl was necessary because of janaba and was ignorant of being ignorant, and offered prayers in a state of janaba and later found out its obligation, is it obligatory on him to make up all of those prayers?

Answer :

Yes, he should repeat all the prayers that he offered during the state of janaba.

Passing Wind During Ghusl
Question :

If one passes wind or releases urine while performing ghusl, is it necessary to repeat the ghusl or is it in order?

Answer :

It is permissible to finish the ghusl, although it is better to repeat it, and he should perform the wudhu before offering the prayer.

The Right Side of the Body
Question :

Is it obligatory to wash the right side of the body before the left side in ghusl?

Answer :

No, it is not necessary.

How to Perform the Ghusl
Question :

How does one perform Ghusl?

Answer :

While you form the intention of ghusl, with the aim of seeking closeness to Almighty Allah, one should wash his whole body but should start by pouring water over the head, and then wash the rest of the body. You can also perform ghusl by placing your entire body under water at once while having the said intention.

Thick Liquid
Question :

When urinating a thick liquid resembling semen exits, without sexual excitement, bodily weakness and such, so I am not sure whether it is semen or not. Will this be considered as semen?

Answer :

It is not obligatory to consider it to be semen in the said case.

Sexual Desire
Question :

Does temptation and the feeling of sexual desire towards a woman require ghusl of janaba?

Answer :

Ghusl does not become obligatory because of this.

Recommended Ghusl
Question :

Can I do obligatory and recommended ghusls all in one ghusl? Or should each one be separated from the other?

Answer :

Yes, you can join them together in one ghusl.

Seminal discharge
Question :

If during Ghusl of Janaba, you have a little bit more semen coming out, do you have to restart it or can you continue?

Answer :

Ghusl should be repeated from the beginning.

Pre-Seminal Fluid
Question :

If Pre-ejaculatory fluid (also known as preseminal fluid, or Cowpers fluid) is passed with urine or otherwise, Does Ghusl of Janaba become obligatory?

Answer :

Ghusl is not obligatory with the release of such a liquid.

Ghusl Irtimasi
Question :

During ghusl by way of submergence (irtimasi), is it permissible to wear shorts or clothing in general?

Answer :

It is correct if the water reaches the skin.

Discharge During Ghusl of Janaba
Question :

If a thick liquid is discharged during the course of ghusl of janaba, should I start ghusl from the beginning or continue with it?

Answer :

If the person during the state of janaba has urinated before the ghusl, then the release of the discharge does not affect his ghusl. If he did not urinate before performing the ghusl then there are two possibilities:
1. If he is sure that the mentioned released liquid is not associated with any traces of semen, then the ghusl is not affected and he can continue it.
2. If he doubts that it is associated with some traces of semen, then he should restart the ghusl.

Washing Once
Question :

Is it sufficient in ghusl to wash the head and then the body once only, or do we need to wash thrice?

Answer :

It is sufficient to wash once, starting from the head.

Janaba During the Fast
Question :

If I am fasting and I slept and had ejaculated semen, what do I do so my prayers will not be invalid?

Answer :

You should perform the ghusl of janaba before you can pray, and the fast is not affected.

Ghusl Under the Shower
Question :

Can we perform ghusl of janaba under a shower by allowing water to fall on the head and neck, then on the right side of the body and then on the left side?

Answer :

Yes, performing ghusl in this way is correct, but one must ensure that the water reaches all parts of the body.