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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