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When ghusl becomes obligatory sex.

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Is Ghusl obligatory on a women, when no penetration is done and the woman is impotent who can`t reach climax/orgasm but feels closer to it as if she`s going to have it but doesn`t? 


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When ghusl becomes obligatory sex

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 5 Surah Maidah verse 6 (part):

…..If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity bathe your whole body.


If the male private organ has not touched the female private organ, and the woman has not reached sexual climax/orgasm, then the absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that the woman will not be considered to be in a state of ceremonial or major impurity and thus it would not be obligatory upon her to perform the ‘ghusl’ or full bath of purification before she makes herself available for prayer. If she makes the ‘wudu’ it would suffice for her to perform her prayers.


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