How to Know If It Is Madhy or Maniy after Waking Up from a Dream of Sexual Nature?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


I had a dream of seeing nude pictures, when I woke up, I didn’t see any discharge except that of moisture, but when I went to the toilet to ease myself, I saw a slippery release. Is that supposed to be maniy or madhy?

I can’t differentiate between them; my water is always slippery and white. Is maniy slippery?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If upon waking up one finds wetness on their body or clothes, a ritual bath is obligatory whether it is madhy or many. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

In detail, if one knows that the moisture is madhy or doubts whether it is madhy or many and remembers seeing a dream, then a ritual bath is obligatory. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Female Ejaculate

The ejaculate of a woman is thin and yellowish

Reasonable Surety

Your judgments in this matter should be based on reasonable surety. If you are reasonably sure that the moisture is merely your usual discharge, then no ritual bath is required. If you believe it could be many or madhy, then a bath is necessary.

You are not obliged to do anything more than use your judgment. Investigating the moisture is not your responsibility in this matter.

Hope this helps
And 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 aQur’andied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic Sciences, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.