A’ishah teaches the whole body wash

Question:

With which methods did A’ishah teach the whole body wash (ghusl)?

Answer:

[ 1. ] Clothed and with words

Urwah reported that A’ishah said: “When the Prophet Muhammad (s.) performed the whole-body wash (ghusl) after intercourse, he began to wash his hands. Then he performed the prayer washing (Wudu’) as it is done for prayer. Then he dipped his fingers into the water and ran them over the root of his hair. Then he poured three hands of water over his head. Then he poured the water all over his skin.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1 Page 187 – 188 Hadith 248]

حدثنا عبد الله بن يوسف قال أخبرنا مالك عن هشام بن عروة عن أبيه عن عائشة زوج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا اغتسل من الجنابة بدأ فغسل يديه ثم يتوضأ كما يتوضأ للصلاة ثم يدخل أصابعه في الماء فيخلل بها أصول شعره ثم يصب على رأسه ثلاث غرف بيديه ثم يفيض الماء على جلده كله


[ 2. ] Naked and without words

Abu Bakr Ibn Hafs reported that Abu Salamah said: “I and the brother of A’ishah went in to A’ishah and her brother asked her about the full body wash (ghusl) of the Prophet Muhammad (s.). So she brought a vessel that was about a quarter filled with water. She then performed the full-body wash (ghusl) and poured it over her head, while there was a cloth between her and us.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1 Page 189 Hadith 251]

حدثنا عبد الله بن محمد قال حدثني عبد الصمد قال حدثني شعبة قال حدثني أبو بكر بن حفص قال سمعت أبا سلمة يقول دخلت أنا وأخو عائشةعلى عائشة فسألها أخوها عن غسل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فدعت بإناء نحوا من صاع فاغتسلت وأفاضت على رأسها وبيننا وبينها حجاب

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