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Do I Need to Renew My Ritual Purity After Touching Filth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum,

If one was to touch sperm after he completed his ghusl, would this require another ghusl or can he simply wash the affected area?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

Touching filth does not necessitate a ritual bath (ghusl) nor an ablution (wudu). However, you would need to wash away the filth from the affected area as this is the correct method of removing it from the body.

Please also see: Could You Please List All the Nullifiers of Ablution According to the Hanafi school? and: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,
Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Wet Dreams and Ritual Purity: A Reader

The Rules

Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women

Male Sexual Fluids and Ghusl

Does Pre-seminal Fluid on My Private Parts From a Dream Necessitate a Ritual Bath?

Excessive Nocturnal Emission: What Should I Do?

Dealing with Doubts

Waking Up with a Spot on Groin and Dealing with Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa)

What Is the Extent of the Investigations One Has to Take After Having a Wet Dream?

To What Extent Should I Go in Checking the Nature of a Discharge After Waking Up?
A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

Wet Dreams and Fasts

Does A Wet Dream Break The Fast?

Being in a State of Major Ritual Impurity: Does it Invalidate My Fast?

To What Extent Should I Go in Checking the Nature of a Discharge After Waking Up?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

I am a woman who barely dare to go to bed because I’m so afraid of having a wet dream.

Is there any reason for concern by seeing regular discharge after waking up but in large quantity? To what extent should I go in checking the nature of this discharge?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Assume it is regular discharge, and don’t pay any attention to the whisperings of the devil.

Certainty isn’t lifted by doubts, nor subsequent doubts. If there is no clear sign of a sexual climax, and there was no erotic dream, you should continue as normal without taking a bath.

Please also see: Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah alone gives success.
wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How Can a Woman Differentiate Between Mani and Madhi?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salaamu alaykum,

I am confused about when ghusl is obligatory on me, I cannot differentiate between mani and madhi How can I do this?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

The ritual bath (ghusl) is obligatory after the release of ejaculate (mani) which normally follows a sexual climax (orgasm).

Pre-sexual fluid (madhi), on the other hand, is released during sexual excitement, yet only necessitates a ritual ablution (wudu).

Please also see: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How Can I Judge the Nature of the White Stain I Find on My Underwear When I Wake Up?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu aleykum,

When waking up I always find a dry white stain on my underwear. How am I supposed to tell whether the white stain is sperm or pre-ejaculatory fluid?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

You should make a judgement, and don’t investigate too much.

The basis would be that ejaculation would leave a noticeable or sizeable stain, and releasing pre-sexual fluid would not.

Please also see: Male Sexual Fluids and Ghusl and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings) and: Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Does a Female Orgasm Experienced Without Intercourse Necessitate a Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: If a female experiences an orgasm without her husband having penetrated her, does she need to perform a ritual bath? Also, if it is difficult to access water is it possible for ritual bath to be performed through tayamum alone?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Yes, if a woman experiences sexual climax and has an orgasm, a ritual bath (ghusl) would be obligatory upon her.
However, if she is ill such that she cannot use water, or she has any other excuse which permits the dry ablution (tayammum), she could perform this in its place and pray.
Note that there is a difference between vaginal discharge, pre-sexual fluid, and the fluid which exits upon ejaculation.
See: How to Differentiate Between Maniy and Madhy for a Woman?
And Allah alone gives success.
wassalam,
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

How to Differentiate Between Maniy and Madhy for a Woman?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool
Your Question: Assalam ‘alaikum,
I am a woman. 
How can I differentiate between madhi and mani? 
I am always confused about when ghusl is obligatory.
Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam,
Maniy in women (female ejaculation) or orgasm is when sexual fluid exits the private parts at the peak of sexual excitement, with sexual fulfillment and pleasure and is accompanied by contractions of the organ. This requires ghusl and is impure even if done through unlawful means such as masturbation. If absolutely no fluid exits the private parts during an orgasm, a ghusl would not be mandatory.
As for madhy, it is sexual fluid which comes out during sexual arousal, e.g. sexual thoughts, foreplay, etc. This requires wudu and is impure.
wasalaam,
Shaista Maqbool
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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

And please see related answers in the archives at SeekersGuidance.org

And Allah alone gives success.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

Male Sexual Fluids and Ghusl

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala

Question: If mani/semen/sperm exits while or after urinating is Ghusl required in the Hanafi School?

Answer: Walaikum As-salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

The Hanafi jurists have outlined three general types of sexual fluid in men:

1. Sperm (mani), which is a thick white liquid that, after its exit, the erection subsides.

2. Pre-ejaculatory fluid (madhi), which is a thin white liquid that exits near the time of arousal, not due to the arousal itself. It also differs from 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.

3. Wadi, a thick white liquid that usually exits with urine (either before or after it).

Of the 3, the exiting of madhi and wadi do not require ghusl, while the exiting of mani does. Of course, ghusl is required in any case if sexual relations occur (specifically when the private parts meet).

Therefore, if one finds wadi in their urine, ghusl would not be required.

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
-Wasim

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani