Should I Repeat My Prayer Because of Vaginal Discharge?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


I am suffering a lot because of vaginal discharge.

I wear an underwear to make sure that it does not stick to my limbs or my trousers but sometimes my underwear becomes so wet that the wetness can be seen and felt very clearly. Once it happened to me while I was praying but I didn’t repeat my prayer.

Was I right in doing so?


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

Clear vaginal discharge is not filthy and does not nullify the ritual ablution (wudu).

The reason it is not invalidating is because it has not passed through a place of filth, like gas exiting the rear for instance. Some have explained that it is akin to sweating, which is not invalidating.

However, if you can reasonably repeat your wudu, then you should strive to do so, but this is not necessary.

Please also see: Does Vaginal Discharge Break Wudu?

And Allah alone gives success.


[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 memorized 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.