Do I Need to Check for Pre-Sexual Fluid Before Every Prayer?


Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Do I need to check for pre-sexual fluid before every prayer?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

This is excessiveness. There is no obligation to check for filth unless you are certain that something exited from your private part. Otherwise, simply perform the ritual ablution (wudu) as other Muslims do, and pray your prayers. In any case, small amounts of filth, namely, less than approximately 5cm in diameter, are excusable and don’t affect the validity of the prayer.

Ask Allah Most High for facilitation, and to purify you from such thoughts. Try to find some religious company to spend time with.

Please also see: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.