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Philosophy of ghusl
Date 22 February 2018 & Clock 20:29
Question 4: Kindly, explain the philosophy of ghusl (ritual bathing/major ablution).
Answer 4: We cannot explain exactly the rationale behind such issues but we know that some form of uncleanness and impurity comes into being somehow within the body of the person upon whom ghusl has become obligatory. The impurity is removed with ghusl and ritual cleanness is restored. You know that one who performs major ablution should make niyat of seeking nearness (qurbat) to God. The ablution is not a mere washing; it has to be combined with niyat. The firmer and purer the intention, the more the internal brightness.