Prayed having forgotten he was in a state of janaabah

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.9, Question No.34

Question: If a man was in a state of major ritual impurity (janaabah), and began praying having forgotten he was in a state of janaabah, and then remembered whilst he was in prayer, what should he [now] do?

Response: He should [stop praying,] go and have a bath [or shower], and then [return to] pray. Even if he does not remember [he is in a state of janaabah] until after he has finished, then his prayer is invalid, and he is required to have a bath [or shower] and then repeat the prayer.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.