The use of cleansing substances while performing Ghusl

Q: Can soap be used during Ghusl (ritual bath) following Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge) and why?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Ghusl following major ritual impurity must be performed using water; it is not obligatory to use during it a cleansing substance like soap or similar products, which is what is established by the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet, peace be upon him). However if soap or similar cleansing agents is used, there is nothing wrong with that.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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