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Ablution is the act of washing oneself, in particular for hygiene and for ritual purification.
Ghusl refers to the full ablution required in Islam for various rituals and prayers; mandatory for any adult Muslim after having sexual intercourse, any sexual discharge (e.g. of semen), completion of the menstrual cycle, giving birth, and death by natural causes.
Tayammum is the act of dry ablution using sand or dust, which may be performed in place of wudu or ghusl if no clean water is readily available.
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- "And voluptuous women of equal age;" - Quran 78:33
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