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What does “Ghusl” mean?

What does “Ghusl” mean?

 

Ghusl literally means “bath”. In cetain circumstances Muslims are required to bathe completely with clean water as a means of purification. This ritual bath in Islam is called “Ghusl”. The circumstances where ghusl is required include (but is not limited to):

. After ejaculation (through sexual intercourse or otherwise)
. Upon coming in contact with a dead body
. Ghusl for menstruation

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