Using a shower or having bucket bath


1. Is using a shower considered to be contrary to the sunnah of a bucket bath?

2. If one has a shower, how should one achieve a sunnat ghusl?

3. Would it be better to use a bucket despite having a shower available?

4. Does the same thing apply regarding wudhu and using a tap vs the mudd utensil?


1. It is permissible as long as there is no wastage. Just as one uses the tap to make wudhu.

2. The same manner will be followed by making a sunnat wudhu and thereafter following the sequence.

3. If you think that water is going to be wasted in a shower, then it will be better to use a bucket.

4. Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)