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Term: janaba


Janaba is a term used in Islamic traditions to describe a state of ritual impurity that occurs after sexual intercourse or ejaculation. It is regarded as a temporary condition which can be alleviated through ablution.

Senses and Usages:

Noun - Popular Usage:

In common parlance, janaba refers to the impure state that Muslims seek to cleanse through ablution before performing their daily prayers.

Example sentence: After a long day at work, he performed ablution to cleanse himself from janaba so that he could pray peacefully.

Noun - Local Usage:

In some local communities, janaba might also refer to the ritual bath taken after sexual intercourse or ejaculation to achieve purification.

Example sentence: The local mosque provides facilities for people to take a janaba bath in order to purify themselves before participating in religious activities.

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