Vaginal Emissions and Prayer
Fatwa No: 81452

  • Fatwa Date:24-8-1999 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 13, 1420
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Question

Dear Sirs, Please, I would like to ask an intimate question which is the following: When a woman's sperm flows from her vagina just by thinking or feeling a sexual envy, what does she have to do in order to perform her prayer: to wash like everyday, namely " AL WUDOO" or to take a shower completely, namely "AL GHUSL" even if this happens to her frequently especially during the ovulation period as known scientifically? I think there is a name to this phenomenon. Could you give it to me and tell me the Islamic opinion on this matter? Thank you very much for the attention you would give to my question.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Ghusl (ritual bath) is a must for one who has had a discharge of Mani (Sperm) owing to stimulation while asleep or awake.

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him reported that he heard the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) saying: “(Ghusl (ritual bath) is obligatory after ejaculation of sperm.Umm Salamah reported that Umm Sulaym said. “O Messenger of Allah, Allah is not ashamed of the truth. Does a woman have to perform Ghusl if she has a wet dream?” He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) replied: “Yes, if she notices the discharge.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Allah knows best.

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