Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Is it necessary to intend to recite each verses of the Fatiha?

How to deal with involuntary semen leakage?

How to know if I have an excuse regarding wudu for prayer?

Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

It is not necessary to intent reciting the Fatiha. The intention at the beginning of the prayer covers the intentions for following integrals.

As for semen leakage, if it is something occasional, such as every other day, then you must make ghusl if it comes out.

As for when it becomes something intolerable, such as when it starts to occur regularly at work then you can just follow the Maliki school and ignore it. The rule in the Maliki school is that if the impurities exit unpredictably and irregularly during most or all of the prayer times the ruling is that it does not require wudu or ghusl. [Dardir, Sharh Saghir] The same would apply to gas or urine.

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I pray this helps.

[Shaykh] Farid Dingle

Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and kids. In addition to continuing his studies he teaches Arabic and several of the Islamic sciences.

Shaykh Farid began his journey in sacred knowledge with intensives in the UK and Jordan (2004) in Shafi’i fiqh and Arabic. After years of studying Arabic grammar, Shafi’i fiqh, hadith, legal methodology (usul al-fiqh) and tafsir, Sh. Farid began specializing in Arabic language and literature. Sh. Farid studied Pre-Islamic poetry, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Andalusian literature. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature and continues exploring the language of the Islamic tradition.

In addition to his interest in the Arabic language Shaykh Farid actively researches matters related to jurisprudence (fiqh) which he studied with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, and continues with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed.

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