What do the scholars of the Din and the muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Ghusl (major ablution) was wajib (obligatory) upon a person but he was unaware that the time for salah left was very little. If he would perform ghusl, the time for salah would get over. What is the ruling regarding such a person?
Questioner: Junaid from England
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب
If the time (for salāh) is very short such that if a person does ghusl, the salāh will become qadā’ (missed prayer), he must perform tayammum (dry ablution) and offer the salāh. He should perform ghusl later and repeat the salāh. Repeating the salāh is necessary.
It is mentioned in Bahār-e-Shari’at that if the time (for salāh) is very short such that if the person does wudhū (minor ablution) or ghusl, the salāh will become qadā’ (missed prayer), he must perform tayammum (dry ablution) and offer the salāh. Repeating the salāh by performing wudhū or ghusl later is necessary.
[Bahār-e-Shari’at, vol 1, part 2, pg 352]
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 the SeekersPath Team
Read the original Urdu answer here – [Q-ID0331] What to do if little time for prayer remaining and you need to perform ghusl?