I would like to ask if one can make a salat after he had a spum just by washing his private part only.(Not taking a shower)

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i would like to ask if one can make a salat after he had a spum just by washing his private part only.(Not taking a shower) 


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Ghusl after Ejaculation

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:

6        O ye who believe!  When ye prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles.  If ye are in a state of ‘janaba’ (sexual impurity) bathe your whole body.  But if ye are ill or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in (sexual) contact with women, and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands.  Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be grateful.


Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, being pure from sexual impurity by performing a ‘ghusl’ or full bath is an absolutely obligatory pre-condition of offering one’s prayer.  The only alternative and exception allowed by the Lord Most Merciful is when one is in a state of major impurity and in the extreme condition where one finds absolutely no water to cleanse himself, one is permitted to perform the ‘tayammum’ to purify oneself and make themselves available for prayer.  But under normal conditions it is absolutely obligatory for a believer who is in a state of sexual or major impurity to purify oneslef with a ‘ghusl’ or full bath.


If one has experienced a wet dream, or an orgasm, or ejaculated, whereby the sperm has been released, one would be considered in a state of major sexual impurity and it would be absolutely obligatory for one to purify oneself with a full bath or ‘ghusl’. 


If one has offered one’s prayers in a state of major sexual impurity, that prayer is not valid and must be repeated again after one has purified oneself.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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