When Should I Perform a Ghusl After Finding Wetness After Sleep?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Yesterday I found a stain on my pants so I decided to make a ghusl. However today I went to sleep in these same clothes again and when I woke up I thought this stain looked bigger. I also didnt feel anything sticky on my penis and I have no memory of an erotic dream.However would I have to make a ghusl for this?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

No, you would not have to perform a ritual bath (ghusl) in the scenario described, namely, when you are reasonably sure that the wetness seen after sleep is not from ejaculation.

Please see: Wet Dreams and Ritual Purity: A Reader

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[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 memorised 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.