How Should I Deal with Madhy Discharge?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick


I have a job and need to leave early every morning. When I wake up and head to the shower, I often experience “madhy” coming from my private area. I don’t have the time to wait for the madhy to stop, so I proceed with my shower. However, the madhy continues to be discharged from my private part even during the shower. During this time, I can’t use a towel to wipe the water away from my private area because doing so would render the towel impure (najis).

Since I can’t exit the bathroom with a towel draped around me due to the continuous flow of madhy, I am in a dilemma. If I dress myself with a wet towel, it becomes impure (najis), and I can’t place it anywhere. Consequently, I must wash the towel and the area where I put it as soon as possible. This situation seems to occur almost every day, causing me considerable inconvenience.

I’m seeking guidance on how to manage this issue effectively. I would greatly appreciate a detailed response to help me navigate this situation.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. Amin.

It appears you are afflicted with waswasa, and please visit our well-researched reader to help you. If this is the case, your solution is to ignore what you think you are experiencing as though it never happened, and Allah knows best.

If this is not the case, urinating before you shower should stop the madhy discharge. If that does not work, use some absorbent material as a dressing to absorb the discharge and discard it when it ceases. Please note that you do not have to clean the contaminated towel or yourself immediately. Allah knows best.

I pray this is of benefit and that Allah guides us all.

[Shaykh] Irshaad Sedick
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Irshaad Sedick was raised in South Africa in a traditional Muslim family. He graduated from Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in Strand, Western Cape, under the guidance of the late world-renowned scholar Shaykh Taha Karaan.

Shaykh Irshaad received Ijaza from many luminaries of the Islamic world, including Shaykh Taha Karaan, Mawlana Yusuf Karaan, and Mawlana Abdul Hafeez Makki, among others.

He is the author of the text “The Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal: A Hujjah or not?” He has served as the Director of the Discover Islam Centre and Al Jeem Foundation. For the last five years till present, he has served as the Khatib of Masjid Ar-Rashideen, Mowbray, Cape Town.

Shaykh Irshaad has thirteen years of teaching experience at some of the leading Islamic institutes in Cape Town). He is currently building an Islamic online learning and media platform called ‘Isnad Academy’ and has completed his Master’s degree in the study of Islam at the University of Johannesburg. He has a keen interest in healthy living and fitness.