Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. What does a person do if he makes ghusl and then touches something with semen on it? Does he have to make ghusl again? Also, what if he has a wet dream and there is a little semen on the blanket, but he does not was it?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam.
I pray you are well.
No, touching semen again does not require another ghusl. If the semen is still moist then you would just have to wash the part of the body which came into contact with it. If the semen is dry then you do not need to wash anything, as once semen dries there is no transfer of impurity through contact with it. This is the case with the blanket too. (Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah)
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[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
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Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.