Does the Discharge of Pre-Seminal Fluid (Madhy) Invalidate the Fast?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Sometimes I think of something sexual-related, and sometimes when I get aroused, there’s this clear transparent substance discharging from my private part, which I believe it’s called Madhy. Since it’s Ramadan, I’d like to ask if this breaks my fast.

If it does, how do I make up for it? I know I have to feed 60 people if I ejaculate cum when aroused intentionally when fasting. How about this situation? Also, how do I feed 60 people? By feeding, donating, cooking, or buying food for them and giving it to 60 people?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Pre-seminal fluid (madhy) does not invalidate the fast. It merely invalidates the wudu. Therefore making up the fast nor paying expiation is necessary. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Expiation (Kaffara)

However, if one who intended from the previous night to perform the Ramadan fast intentionally broke their fast by eating, drinking, or having intercourse in the daylight hours, it is necessary for them to redo that fast and expiate. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]


The expiation is 60 days of continuous fasting. The 60 days must be timed so that no days that are prohibited to fast come within that timeframe. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Feeding the Poor

If one cannot fast the 60 days due to a recognized excuse, they must feed 60 poor people 2.2 kg of wheat (or give its equivalent monetary value) to each person. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.