What Can I Do if I Keep Seeing Wetness Even After Istibra?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I’m a 15-year-old and have become more practicing since Ramaḍan 2022, praying in Masjid in the first row in the Masjid, listening to lectures, etc.

After excessive care of urine splashes and Istibra’, I became obsessed with Istinja, then Istijmar, Wudu, then Ghusl. I sought guidance from Imam Sahib at the mosque; some problems got eased, but new, more complicated ones arose. I began psychiatric treatment, too. In this question, I’d ask particularly about “What’s Wadi and how to stop it.” How to 100% dry the inside opening of my penis. Please answer soon. Even after completing Istibra’ by every method, there’s still some wetness inside the tip, and I’m delaying ghusl for four days due to it. Pray for me.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question, and I am happy for you for practicing Islam at a young age. Allah Most High, keep you steadfast and develop you into a well-rounded Muslim, Amin.

The wadi is due to your age having reached teen years. If you see any fluid, just do wudu when you have to pray. One does not have to perform a bath (ghusl). Don’t overdo looking into your penis or seeing anything wet; it is inside, and there is no ruling until it exits. Have a regular bath, and don’t delay your daily shower or bath.

Wadi is a thick, murky white fluid (not colored) that often exits the male organ after urination or could precede it. By scholarly consensus, there is no need to perform a bath (ghusl) after the exit of madhi and wadi, yet wudu would be required.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.