Immoral thoughts during ghusl

*Question:*

When I’m doing ghusl, I get immoral / sexual thoughts in my head, astagfirullah. I make niyat and say Bismillah, but still get these thoughts in my head, and sometimes it feels arousing. How should I proceed with this, during my ghusl? I have been very worried about this, because I’m not sure if I have to redo my ghusl and it becomes obsessive. I’m worried my fasts are not being counted because of this as well, as it is required to be pure.

JazakAllah

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


*Answer:*


Having sexual thoughts does not invalidate ghusl. Being pure from sexual thoughts is also not a requirement for the fast.


Thoughts will always come to a person as the brain of an active person always thinks. For such individuals it is recommended to limit the thinking and to think about good and positive things. In your case, you should time your ghusl to five minutes or less with a timer. That way you are in a rush to get out of the shower. This will keep the sexual thoughts from coming as you will be trying finish all the steps of ghusl properly. If even then sexual thoughts come, then immediately think about something good instead of stopping the thoughts. That way you mind will change the train of thoughts to something better.


Only Allah knows best


Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed

Concurred by Moulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani

Darul Ifta Texas

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Non muslim family member

Question: I wanted to ask you about what to say for those who have passed away but weren't Muslim. I came from a Christian family and converted to Islam almost 5 years ago, Alhamdulillah. However, I'm

Incentivized reviews

Question: These days, there is a phenomenon going on that some sellers will give their products free of charge if you give them a five-star feedback on Amazon. How it works: Usually, some agents are t

Hajj Badl

Question: I have a question regarding performing Hajj for my Mother and Father. My Mother's age is 74, and my Father's is 77 years old. My parents are retired and no longer work. They don't have any i