Definition of ghusl in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈguːs(ə)l/

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[mass noun]
  • Ritual washing of the whole body, as prescribed by Islamic law to be performed in preparation for prayer and worship, and after sexual activity, childbirth, menstruation, etc.. Compare with wudu.


Arabic ġusl 'washing', from ġasala 'to wash'.

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