How long can one delay fardh ghusal?

Q: If someone is in need of ghusal-e-janabat, how much time can he remain without taking a bath? I read that permission is granted just till before fajar begins. If someone does not take a bath for two days, will it affect his home because I heard that angels do not visit the home if there is a napak person.

A: One should not delay in making ghusal. It is reported in the Hadith that the angels of mercy stay away from the person who is in the state of janaabat. It is a major sin for one to delay in making ghusal until the salaah becomes qaza.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)