How to perform ghusl janabat for men?

If your religion is Islam and you want to know how to perform ghusl janabat, then keep on reading.

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What is Janabat?

“Janabat” is a ritual impurity of a person who had a sexual intercourse and the discharge of semen. A person who is in the state of Ghusl Janabat becomes “junub” until he purifies himself.

The causes of Ghusl Janabat

  • The discharge of semen. There’s no difference between the discharge of semen as a result of the intentional or unintentional intercourse, masturbation, or a wet-dream. If a liquid comes out from a man and he feels relaxed, ghusl janabat becomes obligatory.
  • Sexual intercourse. In Islam, sexual intercourse is defined as the penetration of the penis into a woman’s vagina or anus. As you can see, it is not necessary for the discharge of semen to take place. After a sexual intercourse, ghusl janabat is obligatory for both man and woman.


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What is forbidden for a Junub?

Some things in Islam are so sacred that a Muslim cannot touch them unless he is ritually pure. So, a Junub cannot:

  • Touch the Quran
  • Recite the verses from Quran
  • Enter the mosque

How to perform Ghusl Janabat?

Ghusl is a cleaning ritual; it involves the cleaning o the whole body. There are two methods of performing it.

  • Ghusl Tartibi, which is a bath performed in three stages. After washing the semen from the body, wash yourself in this order: head down to the neck, then the right side of the body from the shoulder to the foot, and then the left side of the body the same way. Wash each part of your body thoroughly.
  • Ghusl Irtimasi, which is a bath that consists of immersion of the whole body into the water. Such a ghusl can be done anywhere, e.g., a pool, sea, or lake. After washing the semen from the body, immerse the whole body in the water at once.

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You can choose between these two methods. However, ghusl tartibi is preferred to ghusl irtimasi.

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