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Ramadhan and Janabat

by : Batul S. Arastu

In the month of Ramadhan, if a woman is Junub (a woman becomes junub due to sexual intercourse, or when she ejaculates) and the time for morning Adhaan arrives, in this case there are two possibilities depending upon whether it was done forgetfully or it was done deliberately.

If forgetfully:

This woman had the intention of getting up early to take the Ritual Bath for Janabat but got up after the morning Adhaan. Since this woman had the intention to take a bath before Adhaan but woke up late, her fast is okay.

This junub (a woman who is in a state after sex before performing the ritual bath) knew that she had to take a ritual bath before Adhaan. She woke up once or twice but did not perform the ritual bath (for different reasons like laziness etc) and went back to sleep. In this case her fast is void.

If a woman forgets to perform the ritual bath for Janabat, her fast is void.

If a woman kept on procrastinating until there was no time left for Ritual Bath or Tayammum (Ablution without water) then her fast is void.

This woman kept on procrastinating until there was no time left for Ritual bath so she should do Tayammum (Ablution without water) instead of Ritual bath. Once she does Tayammum she should make an intention (Niyyah) of fast and later perform ghusl otherwise her fast is void.

If deliberately:

If a woman deliberately does not take Ritual bath for Janabat, then her fast of Ramadhan or Qadha Fasts of Ramadhan are void. One may ask, how can someone deliberately not perform ghusl?

There are people who procrastinate things. Sometimes because of laziness one may deliberately put off performing ghusl.

If one deliberately does not perform ghusl before the morning Adhaan, for fasts like: Fast of oath, some other obligatory fasts or recommended fasts, it is okay, as long as she performs the ghusl soon.

Adopted from the book : "Women's Issues Made Simple" by : "Batul S. Arastu"

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