[Q-ID0827] If I forgot to wash my nose during Ghusl, will my prayers be valid?

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What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I performed Ghusl a few days ago, but I forgot to pour water into the nose and belly button. Will I have to do Ghusl again, and will I have to reread my Salāhs which I have already prayed?

Questioner: Zahid from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is Fard to pour water into the nose and over the entire body in Fard Ghusl, thus it was essential to pour water into the nose and belly button – which was left out due to forgetfulness – without which Fard Ghusl is not fulfilled, and the Salāhs prayed with this Ghusl have not been fulfilled either. Although, it is not essential to perform Ghusl in full, rather only to pour water over those parts which were left out; Ghusl will then be fulfilled.

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Just as it is stated in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that (if one did not wash the head due to a certain problem/illness, then) once one recovers, one should wash the head; there is no need to repeat the entire Ghusl.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, pg 318]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali Madani

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0827] If I forgot to wash my nose during Ghusl, will my prayers be valid?

Also see:

[Q-ID0252] What is the method of performing ghusl [the ritual bath]?

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