What is the Ruling on Excessive Pre-ejaculatory Fluid?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I am newly married. Additionally, I am now experiencing excessive pre-ejaculatory fluid. My ablution will be broken if it reaches the top of the penis. Since I got married, this problem has been bothering me. I make ablution several times for prayer. Despite that, I cannot finish my prayer due to noticing pre-ejaculatory fluid on my underwear. I also woke up for fajr 1-2 times but in vain due to the problem. This results in me constantly making up missed prayers or worrying about not praying properly (enjoying worship).

I don’t have any known medical excuse for this. I suppose it is solely due to the thoughts and excitement that follow getting newly married.


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 congratulations and sincere blessings in your marriage.

Excused Person (Ma‘dhur)

Excessive fluid (madhi) is due to you being newly married. If you suffer from constant leakage of madhi in which you are not able to perform wudu and a whole prayer, then you will be considered an excused person (ma‘dhur). Thus you will only:

  1. Perform wudu at the time of every fard prayer; and
  2. Pray with that wudu as many fard or nawafil as one wishes.

Pre-Ejaculatory Fluid (Madhi)

Pre-ejaculatory fluid (madhi) is a thin white liquid that exits near the time of arousal, not due to the arousal itself. It also differs from semen(mani) in that it doesn’t exit in spurts, the erection normally does not subside with its release, and its exit might not even be felt. It requires one to do wudu, not a bath (ghusl). [Tahtawi, Hashiyat al-Tahtawi ‘ala Maraqi al-Falah]

‘Ali bin Abi Talib (Allah be pleased with him) said, “I was a person who often had pre-seminal fluid. So I commanded someone to ask the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) because His daughter is my wife, so he asked Him, and the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Perform wudu and wash your private part.” [Bukhari]

Excessive fluid (madhi) is due to you being newly married. You will continue to do wudu and seek medical and alternative medical advice if you think it is bothering you beyond your control.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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.