What do the scholars and muftīs of the mighty Sharī’ah say regarding this matter; is it permissible for a male or a female to perform the Dhikr of Allāh (Most High) whilst in the state of major ritual impurity [janābah]?

Questioner: Yusuf from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Other than reciting the Holy Qur’ān, it is permissible for one to recite any Adhkār (litany), Durūd Sharīf, etc. whilst in the state of major ritual impurity and its like, but it is better that one perform wudū or rinse the mouth first, just as it is mentioned in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that there is no harm in reciting durūd sharīf or du’ās, however, it is better that one perform wudū or rinse the mouth prior to reciting.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 2, pg 327]

In fact, during the days of menstruation, it is mustahabb (recommended) for females to continue reciting the Kalimah Tayyibah or Durūd Sharīf, as it is mentioned in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that with the exception of reciting the Qur’ān, it is permissible to recite, without any dislike, all Adhkār, Kalimah Tayyibah, Durūd Sharīf, etc in fact it is mustahabb (recommended). It is better for one to perform wudū or rinse the mouth prior to reciting these and even if one recited them without performing wudū or rinsing the mouth, then there is no harm. There is also no harm in touching them.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 2, pg 379]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Zameer Ahmed

Read the original Urdu answer here – [Q-ID0280] Can I perform Dhikr if I am in a state of janabah (need a ghusl bath)?

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