Uttering bismillaah when taking a bath

Reference: Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee fil-Madeenah wal-Imaaraat – Page 70

Question: Is it obligatory to utter bismillaah when taking a bath?

Response: Yes. Uttering bismillaah when taking a bath is obligatory, because the bath takes the place of the wudhoo, and [as is known] there is no wudhoo for the one who did not begin with uttering bismillaah.

- 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.

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