Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

I used to masturbate, I feel really guilty about this and want to make up for the sins I have commited by doing this.
I keep getting negative thoughts when I try to make ghusl that I haven’t cleaned a certain area properly, or water hasn’t reached everywhere.
Can you advise me on how to make ghusl quickly?

Also I have broken my left arm. Although I am right handed, I can’t reach some areas when making ghusl because of this, what should I do in this situation?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

With a standard shower, you can easily make a complete ritual bath (ghusl) within a minute.

What is obligatory is to wash your mouth and nose, and pour water over your entire body. If you cannot reach a particular area, use the shower head and consider it washed. Ignore any misgivings, and ask Allah for ease and facilitation.

For a list of the sunnas of the ritual bath, please see: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

Please see: A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation and: A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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