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Ruling 634

In the course of explaining recommended ghusls, jurists have mentioned many other ghusls, including:

  1. The ghusl for each of the odd nights of the month of Ramadan, and the ghusl for each of the last ten nights of Ramadan, and another ghusl at the end of the 23rd night of Ramadan;
  2. The ghusl for the 24th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah;76
  3. The ghusl for the Eid of Nawrūz,77 15th of Shaʿbān,78 9th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal,79 17th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal,80 and the 25th day of Dhū al-Qaʿdah;81
  4. The ghusl for a woman who has used fragrance for other than her husband;
  5. The ghusl for someone who slept while intoxicated;
  6. The ghusl for someone who went to see a hanging and actually saw it; however, if he happened to see it by chance, or he had no choice but to see it, or, for example, he had gone to give evidence and saw it, in these cases, this ghusl is not recommended;
  7. The ghusl for the visitation (ziyārah) of the Infallibles (maʿṣūmīn) from near or far.

It is not established, however, that these ghusls are recommended, and someone who wants to perform them must do so with the intention of rajāʾ.

76 The day of Mubāhalah.

77 The day of the spring equinox.

78 The birthday of the Twelfth Holy Imam (ʿA).

79 Eid al‑Zahrāʾ (ʿA).

80 The birthday of Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ) and Imam Jaʿfar al‑Ṣādiq (ʿA).

81 The day of Dahw al‑Arḍ.