Making fardh ghusal after sehri

Q: As the month of Ramadhaan approaches, I would like to ask the following:

1. If a person goes to sleep and upon waking up for sehri, he notices he is in need for a compulsory ghusal due to a dream he had. Can that person eat sehri, START HIS FAST and thereafter have a ghusal before fajr?

2. Or should he have a ghusal before sehri? (What if there is a fear of missing sehri?)

3. If a person does have a ghusal AFTER sehri before fajr, ONCE HE STARTED HIS FAST, will his fast be accepted/valid?


1. Yes.

2. He can delay the ghusl.

3. Yes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن سليمان بن يسار قال: دخلت على أم سلمة فحدثتني أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يصبح جنبا من غير احتلام ثم يصوم (سنن النسائي، الرقم: 183)

قال: وإن أكل أو شرب أو جامع ناسيا ... أو أصبح جنبا لم يفطر (الاختيار لتعليل المختار 1/133)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)