What Is Considered a Wet Dream for Women in Islamic Law?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi

Question

Could you please tell me what a wet dream in shariah is for women, and how do I know if I had wetness from my wet dream?

In other words, I often don’t really feel any wetness after a wet dream, but perhaps when I go to use the bathroom and wash, I feel a little more wet than usual. However, this happens outside of a wet dream sometimes too.

Answer

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

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

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

For women, “madhi” is the wetness found while being aroused before reaching an orgasm.

If you had a dream in which what was seen was mainly intercourse, and no wetness is found upon waking up, you are not in a state of major ritual impurity (janaba), and you don’t need to perform a ritual bath.

You won’t also have to perform a ritual bath upon waking up if you find only madhi while not remembering a dream mainly about intercourse.

And Allah knows best.

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