What Is the Ruling of Dried-Up Pre-sexual Fluid (Madhy) on One’s Clothes?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If pre-sexual fluid (madhy) dries up in clothes and no trace of it can be detected like color, smell, or taste, then what is the ruling of this case?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Pre-sexual Fluid (Madhy)

Pre-sexual fluid (madhy) is heavy filth (najasa mughallaza) and is considered indiscernible filth, which cannot be seen after drying up.

When heavy filth (najasa mughallaza) which is indiscernible, is on one’s clothes, it is purified by washing and squeezing the area three times. In modern terms, if the affected area is placed under flowing water such that water strikes the area, left, and replaced with other water for a total of three times, based on reasonable likelihood, takes the place of washing and squeezing three times. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; ’Ala’uddin Ibn ’Abidin, Al-Hadiyyah al-’Ala’iyyah]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

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