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Ghusl before ihraam

Fatwaa ID: 553


For performing umrah, I know ghusl is sunnah and not required, however, is it okay to do ghusl 2 or even 3 days before entering the state of ihram, or must it be the morning of for the sunnah of it to “count”?

JazakAllah khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is from the sunnah of ihraam to perform ghusl prior to donning the ihraam. If it it performed 2-3 days before one puts on the ihraam, then that will not fulfill the sunnah. In such a case, one may perform wudhu instead.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/17/1444 AH – 02/08/2023 CE | AMG3-3315

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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