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Use of soap during ghusl

Q:

Salam Alykum
My question was that is it mandatory to use a soap or shampoo for all types of ghusl? Or the water alone is enough to purify you?
Jazak Allah

A:

Assalamu Alaykum

Thank you for your Question

for Ghusl, only water is mandatory.

kindly refer to the following link for further read on ghusl.
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2161/

 

hope this helps

regards,
N.S.Jaffery