What If the Wetness of Madhi (Pre-Seminal Fluid) in My Underwear Transfers to My Jeans?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


I can see wetness on my jeans from being in contact with my boxers that have Madhi on them. Does this mean Madhi has transferred onto my jeans and therefore needs to be purified when it’s beyond the excusable amount?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Yes. If your underwear has a pre-seminal fluid (madhi) on it and due to coming in contact with your jeans, a wet spot is visible on the jeans – the impurity of the madhi has transferred. [Tahtawi/Shurunbulali, Hashiyat Maraqi al-Falah]

If, however, the madhi did not clearly cause a wet spot on the jeans, the assumption is that the impurity did not transfer. [Ibid.]

If the amount of the combined amount of wetness from the underwear and the jeans exceeds the excused amount of 5 cm, it must be purified before praying in those garments. [Ibid.]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he 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 studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding 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 Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.