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Meaning of the word 'Junub'
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:53:26 PM »

What is the meaning of word Junub and do menstruating women come under it as it is used in 4:43?

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Re: Meaning of the word 'Junub'
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 10:59:55 PM »

'Junub' in the context of verse 4:43 refers to a state that is caused by sexual intercourse and discharge of semen.

"He was, or became, in the state of one who is termed جُنُب; (S, IAth, Mgh, L, Msb, K;) i. e., under the obligation of performing a total ablution, by reason of sexual intercourse and discharge of the semen." [1]

I hope this helps, God willing



[1] LANE. E.W, Edward Lanes Lexicon, Williams and Norgate 1863; Librairie du Liban Beirut-Lebanon 1968, Volume 2, Page 465
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