What to Do if More Sperm Comes out after Ritual Bath?

Answered by Mufti Yusuf Mullan
Question: What do I do if more sperm comes out after ghusl, but after I prayed?
Answer: In the name of Allah, ar-Rahman, ar-Raheem and may His abundant blessings and most most perfect of peace be showered on the Best of Creation.
The ruling regarding this will differ depending on whether excessive walking, using the toilet, or sleep occurred or not between the completion of the ghusl and the exiting of the sperm.
If any of these took place then both the ghusl and prayer offered will remain valid. However, because something has come out of the private parts, a new wudu will be need.
If none of these three things took place [i.e. significant walking, using the toilet, or sleep] then a new ghusl will be obligatory.
As for the prayer which was offered in this state, the fuqaha mention that because the prayer itself was offered with a sound state of purity, it would be valid given that the ghusl was invalidated after the prayer.
In the Hanafi school, in order for the ejaculation to nullify ritual purity, it must be accompanied with sexual gratification (shah-wah) at the time of leaving it’s place of origin (i.e. the loins). Once orgasm has begun and based on it ejaculate exists from the penis, ritual purification will be nullified. According to the stronger opinion within the school, forceful exiting in spurts is not a condition provided that the initial cause was orgasm and sexual gratification (and not lifting some heavy object etc.). Given this, semen which remained in the passageway and exited after the completion of ghusl will require that the ghusl be repeated. However, when sleep, urinating or excessive walking occurs after the bath and before the exiting of the semen, due to these movements cleaning the passageway and halting the dripping of all semen, any semen to exit thereafter will not be attributed to the initial gratification. In the latter case, owing to absence of sexual gratification, ritual purity will remain intact. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, 1.160]
And Allah knows best.
Yusuf Mullan

Which Sexual Fluids Require Ghusl?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: If one is awake and he has madhi (pre-sexual fluid) come out of him not mani (ejaculatory fluid) and he wraps toilet paper around himself then sleeps, but when he wakes up he recalls he didn’t wash his private part while awake, is it necessary to wash the entire private parts or just the area where it came out?

Also if one wakes up and remembers madhi came out while awake and he didn’t wash it off before sleeping, is ghusl necessary if the madhi was there whilst awake?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah.

[1] You only need to wash the area affected by the filth.

[2] No. Ejaculation (release of mani) requires a ritual bath, not pre-sexual fluid (madhi). See: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

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And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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