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Do I have to unbraid my hair to make ghusl?

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

Q: Do I have to take my braids out to perform ghusl?

A: You must unbraid your hair to perform ghusl at the end of your menstrual cycle/period of postpartum bleeding. Braids do not have to be removed to perform ghusl due to sexual impurity so long as water reaches the roots. 

Source: Sharh al-Muntaha, Kashshaf al-Qina', al-Insaf

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