Delayed Ghusl after Intercourse



I’d like to know the ruling on delaying ghusl after the intercourse. This happens rarely when I am extremely busy and I miss prayer times because of this. I am a mother of two kids and I live with my mom-in-law who is not well most of the time. So, the delay. Jazakallah Khair in advance!


wa `alaykum salam,

We find in the books of Fiqh that in case of janabah the ghusl is not to be delayed until the sun is risen but can be delayed only until after dawn has broken. The Fajr (as well as any other regular daily prayer) is not to be missed. We know for sure that in case of men’s janabah they should hasten to do ghusl so that they can offer Fajr in the Jama’at (in the masjid).

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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