Friday, 25 May 2012


Q 1: What is "Junbi" and "Janaabat"?
A. He, upon whom "Ghusl" (bath) has become obligatory is called "Junbi" (polluted) and causes due to which Ghusl becomes essential are called "Janaabat" (pollution).
Q 2: Is it sinful for "Junbi" to delay bath?
A. Junbi (polluted person) should take bath without delay. A tradition in this context says: the angels of mercy do not enter the house in which there is a "Junbi". It is sinful to delay Ghusl so much so that the prayer time runs out.
Q 3: What injunction is there for one who owes different sorts of bath?
A. If one owes different sorts of bath, he should take bath making intention of all. He will be relieved of all baths and will also earn reward.
Q4: How many kinds of Ghusl are there?
A. Ghusl are of three kinds i.e. Fard (obligatory), Sunnat and Mustahab (commendable).
Q 5: Which things make Ghusl compulsory?
A. There are several things which make Ghusl compulsory. Other books may be consulted in this respect.
Q 6: Is it Fard or Sunnat to bathe a corpse of Muslim?
A. Bathing a dead Muslim is "Fard-e-Kifaayah" i.e. if a few Muslims do the job all will be relieved of the obligation otherwise all will be sinful.
Q 7: Which Ghusls are Sunnat?
A. Sunnat Ghusls are five i.e. for Jumu'ah prayer, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Hajj and Umrah.
Q 8: How many Mustahab Ghusls are there?
A. There are several Mustahab Ghusls (commendable baths). Some of them are:
1. On the 15th night of Sha'baan i.e. Shab-e-Bara-at (night of salvation and fulfillment of fair wishes).
2. 'Arafah night which follows the 8th day of Hajj.
3. For the prayer of solar and lunar eclipses.
4. For Mehfil-e-Milaad (the celebrations of the Holy Prophet's birth day) and similar blessed gatherings.
5. To seek forgiveness of Allah.
6. To wear a new dress.
7. To enter the Holy Ka'bah and Holy Madinah.
8. To beg forgiveness of Allah against any calamity or storm or pitch darkness.
9. On reaching the destination after journey.
10. To purify the body from any impurity when it is not sure to which part it is stuck.
Q 9: Which things are forbidden for a Junbi (polluted person)?
A. To enter a mosque, touch the Holy Qur-aan or read it (seeing the text), write an amulet or touch an amulet which carries the Qur-aanic verses is Haraam (unlawful) for a polluted person who owes Ghusl.
However, he can touch an encased Qur-aan or touch it with some clean cloth like handkerchief if extremely needed.
Q10: Can one touch the Holy Qur-aan without Wudu?
A. To touch the Holy Qur-aan without ablution is Haraam (unlawful). However, he can read without touching it. Coins, pots, glasses or other objects on which the Qur-aanic verses are engraved or printed should not be touched without ablution and also by a Junbi (polluted person).
Q 11: Can a Junbi or a person without ablution recite Durood Shareef (invocation of Allah's blessings on the Holy Prophet) or Du'aa (supplication)?
A. A Junbi (polluted person) and a person who has no ablution can recite Durood Shareef and make Du'aa. However, it is better to do Wudu or at least to rinse the mouth.

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