Male Sexual Fluids and Ghusl

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala

Question: If mani/semen/sperm exits while or after urinating is Ghusl required in the Hanafi School?


Answer: Walaikum As-salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

The Hanafi jurists have outlined three general types of sexual fluid in men:

1. Sperm (mani), which is a thick white liquid that, after its exit, the erection subsides.

2. Pre-ejaculatory fluid (madhi), which is a thin white liquid that exits near the time of arousal, not due to the arousal itself. It also differs from mani in that it doesn’t exit in spurts, the erection normally does not subside with its release, and its exit might not even be felt.

3. Wadi, a thick white liquid that usually exits with urine (either before or after it).

Of the 3, the exiting of madhi and wadi do not require ghusl, while the exiting of mani does. Of course, ghusl is required in any case if sexual relations occur (specifically when the private parts meet).

Therefore, if one finds wadi in their urine, ghusl would not be required.

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Jazakum Allahu Khairan,

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani