How Do I Know That I Did or Did Not Ejaculate during a Wet Dream?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Question

How can I know I did climax in a wet dream? I saw a wet dream. In the dream, there was no climax. Can I be sure that I did not climax in real life as well?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If, upon waking up from sleep, you clearly notice wetness of a sexual nature on your body, clothing, or bedding, consider it a nocturnal emission (ihtilam) and perform the ritual bath (ghusl). Recalling a dream or the details of the dream is not relevant to the ruling. [Ala’ al-Din Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

If you do not clearly notice wetness of a sexual nature on your body, clothing, or bedding, ignore it and move on as normal. [Ibid.]

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.