When should a person take the bath for Jumu’ah; before, or after fajr?


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️When should a person take the bath for Jumu’ah; before, or after fajr?▪️


Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

((الْغُسْلُ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ وَاجِبٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُحْتَلِمٍ))

“Ghusl (taking a bath/shower) on Friday is compulsory for every mature Muslim.”
[Sahih al-Bukhari: 858]


Our Shaykh Muhammed ibn Hizam mentioned regarding this hadeeth:

“That which is benefited from the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed Al-khudri is that this washing is not accepted before the Fajr prayer, and this is the view of Mujahid, Al-Hasan al baasri, An-Nakha’ee, Ath-thawri, Ishaaq, Ahmed, Ash-Shaafi’ee and others.

It has been reported that Al-Awzaa’ee said it’s accepted before the Fajr Prayer, but this statement has no evidence supporting it. So that which is correct is the statement of the jumhoor (majority of the scholars).

Likewise this is the opinion chosen by our Shaykh Yahya – may Allah preserve him -.


Translated by:
Abu Nu’aym Abdurraheem ibn Ali As-somali

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