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Would Nabi ﷺ use soap when washing his hair?

Fatwaa ID: 1179

Assalamualaikum did the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم use soap on his hair or just water when taking ghusl

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

When taking a bath, Rasulullaah ﷺ would wash his blessed head and hair with marshmallow, a natural herb used as shampoo, when taking a bath. See the following hadith,

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَغْسِلُ رَأْسَهُ بِالْخِطْمِيِّ وَهُوَ جُنُبٌ.

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (R) narrates that Nabi ﷺ would wash his (blessed) head with marshmallow while he was in the state of janaabah. [Abu Dawood 256]

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

10/29/1444 AH – 05/19/2023 CE | AMG1-3085

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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