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Can one pray after Gusl?

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I know wazu is obligatory before every prayer, but if one has taken a bath directly before praying, is it acceptable to pray without doing wazu?

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Can one pray after Gusl?

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Your comment: I know wazu is obligatory before every prayer.

Purity (tahara) and wudu (ablution) is a pre-condition and obligatory before one can offer his prayers. But if one has done his wudu for zohr prayers, and does not break his wudu until asr, magrib, etc., there is no harm if he prays all the prayers with the same wudu. But if the person breaks the wudu, then he must do a fresh wudu for each prayer.


Your comment: but if one has taken a bath directly before praying, is it acceptable to pray without doing wazu?

The full bath / shower (ghusl) is a bigger form of purification than the wudu. Thus if one takes a full bath / shower and his intention is to purify himself for prayers, then there is absolutely no need to do his wudu again for prayer. He can pray his prayers directly after the full bath or shower, provided his intention (in his heart) was to purify himself for prayer.


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