Was My Prayer Valid After I Woke Up Recalling a Dream but Did Not Shower?

Question:

I slept for an hour after maghrib, and I had a strange dream as I usually do. I remember an intimate moment after waking up. I do not remember feeling anything. I was wearing patterned underwear so I could not make out any discharge. I checked myself and found normal vaginal wetness. So, I did not make a ghusl, but I made wudu and prayed as there was no extra wetness and any feelings involved. Is my prayer valid?

Answer:

Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question.

Your prayer was valid because you did not see any wetness beyond the usual, therefore you did not require a ritual bath (ghusl). I encourage you to enroll in a free course here at Seekers to learn your personally obligatory knowledge so that you will know answers to questions like this. Also, please see these links about the ritual bath:

Please See:

https://seekersguidance.org/answers/general-counsel/wet-dreams-and-ghusl/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/rules-regarding-ghusl-and-wet-dreams-for-men-and-women/
https://islamqa.org/hanafi/seekersguidance-hanafi/107483

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

 

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.