He performed Ghusl with a double intention of purifying himself from Janabah and making Ghusl for Jumu`ah

Q: A man had intercourse with his wife on Thursday night after the Maghrib (sunset) or the `Isha' (night) Prayer; i.e. in the first half of the night. Then, he performed Ghusl (ceremonial bath) with a combined intention of purifying himself from Janabah (major ceremonial impurity related to seminal discharge) and of making Ghusl of Jumu`ah (Friday Prayer). Is this valid as a Ghusl for Jumu`ah, knowing that his intention was made to perform Ghusl for Jumu`ah and from Janabah, and that it was before midnight?

A: The Ghusl that you made before the break of dawn does not fulfill the Ghusl for Jumu`ah because it should be made after the break of dawn, which marks the beginning of a new day. It should be known that the Ghusl for Jumu`ah is (Part No. 7; Page No. 71) a stressed SunnahMay Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.