Was My Wet Dream of Legal Consequence?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi

Question

I saw a dream where I saw a person quickly kissing another person’s cheek.

As far as I can remember I didn’t climax. Do I have to do ghusl?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

No, no ritual bath (ghusl) is needed in your case.

Dreams that would render a  ritual bath (ghusl) to be obligatory upon waking up while seeing ejaculate (mani) or pre-ejaculate (madhi), are dreams in which what was seen was mainly intercourse. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

“Madhi” when it comes to women is the wetness found while being aroused before reaching an orgasm. After an orgasm, the wetness is called “Mani.”

Whenever intercourse is mentioned in Islamic law it refers to actual penetration. [Tahtawi, Hashiya ‘ala Maraqi al-Falah]

Allah, Most High, has said: “If you are in a state of major impurity, cleanse yourselves well.” [Quran, 5:6]

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam,
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani