Is a convert required to have a ghusl when accepting Islam?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
In the Hanafi Fiqh it is considered desirable for a person accepting Islam to perform a ghusl. It is only when the person accepting Islam is in an impure state (i.e. in the state of janabah) does ghusl become compulsory. (Nurul Idah p.60)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.