How Can I Judge the Nature of the White Stain I Find on My Underwear When I Wake Up?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu aleykum,

When waking up I always find a dry white stain on my underwear. How am I supposed to tell whether the white stain is sperm or pre-ejaculatory fluid?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

You should make a judgement, and don’t investigate too much.

The basis would be that ejaculation would leave a noticeable or sizeable stain, and releasing pre-sexual fluid would not.

Please also see: Male Sexual Fluids and Ghusl and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings) and: Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani