Do I Have to Wash Clear Vaginal Discharges From My Clothes Before Praying?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

How should a woman wash regular discharge from her clothes for prayer?

Does dreaming about someone of the opposite sex amount to a wet dream?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Clear vaginal discharge is pure and doesn’t invalidate your wudu. If you would like to clean the area, you would do so by washing the item of clothing, thereby removing the stain. Difficult to remove traces would be excused.

As for wet dreams, please see: Wet Dreams and Ritual Purity: A Reader

See also: Does Vaginal Discharge Break Wudu?

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani