I was wondering if a woman should say a certain Duaa while washing herself after menstruation and/or sexual contact?

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Salam`alaikum.
I was wondering if a woman should say a certain Duaa while washing herself after menstruation and/or sexual contact? Long ago my mother did say that there was a duaa that I need to say while taking a ghusl after menstruation and recently I was just discussing this with my other cousins and every one of us had a totally different duaa. Also I was going through a book by Bilal Philips on menstruation and that book had nothing to say about any duaa that a woman needs to say. I`m really confused, please help me out! Jazak Allah Kheir. 

 

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Answer:

 

Dua at Ghusl

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.

 

There is no prescribed specific dua or supplication taught by the Messenger of Allah (saws) which a believer is required or obliged to recite before, during, or after one takes a full bath or ‘ghusl’ to purify oneself from sexual or major impurities.  One only needs to make an intention in ones heart that he/she wishes to purify him/herself, declare ‘Bismillah’, and perform the full bath or ‘ghusl’ according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Although the making of a supplication is neither a condition nor an obligation for performing ‘ghusl’, if one wills one may make the supplication which the Prophet (saws) used to make regularly:

‘Allah hummaj alni minat tawwabeen, wajalni minal muta-tahhereen’

(O Allah make me amongst those who are constant in seeking repentance, and make me amongst those who keep themselves pure and clean.)

 

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,

 

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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