If a man has thick hair, does he have to rub it when doing ghusl for janaabah?.
Praise be to Allaah.
What is required when doing ghusl is to make the water reach every part of the body. If it is possible to make the water reach the scalp and go through the hair and so on, then he does not have to rub it, but if it is not possible to do that without rubbing it, then he has to rub it.
What is required of the one who is doing ghusl is to pour water over all of his hair and make it reach the roots of his hair, whether his hair is thick or thin. If he does that then his ghusl is complete.
It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that she said: When the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did ghusl for janaabah, he washed his hands and did wudoo’ as for prayer, then he washed his body, then he ran his hands through his hair, until he was sure the water had reached the scalp. Then he poured water over his head three times. Then he washed the rest of his body.
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 264 Continue reading