Does the Ghusl for Jumu’ah suffice from having to perform a separate Wudhū’?


Does performing the Jumu’ah Ghusl suffice one from performing Wudhū‘?


The principle in this –as mentioned by ‘Allāmah Ibn ‘Utheymīn– is:

“If the Ghusl was due to ritual impurity (Janāba), or menstruation separately for the women, then it would suffice from having to perform a separate Wudhū, if this is not the case then it doesn’t suffice.”

And the proof for this is the statement of the Prophet ﷺ:

(إنما الأعمال بالنيات)

“Verily actions are by the intentions.”

And the ghusl of Jumu’ah is not due to ritual impurity; so it doesn’t suffice from having to perform Wudhū‘ again, except if it was a complete Ghusl which was preceded by a Wudhū‘ with purposeful intention, then if would suffice.

The fact that the Ghusl of Janāba or the menstruation suffices from performing Wudhū‘ is due to the statement of Allah, the Most High:

(وَإِن كُنتُمْ جُنُبًا فَٱطَّهَّرُوا۟)

“If you are in a state of Janāba (i.e. had a sexual discharge), purify yourself (bathe your whole body).”

And He didn’t mention the Wudhū‘; which points to that the Ghusl of Janāba, removes both the major and the minor ritual impurities.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.


Answered on:
29th, Muharram, 1438H.

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani.