If semen impurity touches clothes.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

1. I LIKE TO KNOW THAT IF A DRESS OR ANY CLOTH OR BEDSHEET IS WORE IN THE STATE OF IMPURITY (ie. HAAJAT OF GUSL) THEN THAT DRESS OR CLOTH OR BEDSHEET GETS DIRTY/ MPURE OR NOT ..

2.AS WE KNOW MALE`S/MEN GETS IMPURE BY a)INTERCOURCE b) MASTURBATION c) NIGHTFALL SO, HOW AND WHEN DOES A FEMALE/WOMEN GETS IMPURE OR WHEN DOES SHE REQUIRE GHUSL.

 

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If semen impurity touches clothes

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: I LIKE TO KNOW THAT IF A DRESS OR ANY CLOTH OR BEDSHEET IS WORE IN THE STATE OF IMPURITY (ie. HAAJAT OF GUSL) THEN THAT DRESS OR CLOTH OR BEDSHEET GETS
DIRTY/ IMPURE OR NOT ..

In principle, the mere wearing or touching of a cloth or a garment while one is in the state of ceremonial or major impurity does not by itself make that cloth or garment impure.What makes a cloth or a garment impure is if one is convinced that an impure substance has actually touched it.

 

All the scholars and the jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that urine is absolutely najis and impure, and one must thoroughly wash the parts of the body or the clothes it may have touched, before they can make themselves available for prayer.

 

There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars regarding the mani or semen being najis and impure; although some scholars consider semen as impure as urine, the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that semen is not impure like urine, and one needs to wash the clothes only if and when the semen is wet; but if the semen has dried, one need not wash the clothes, the scraping of the dried semen from the clothes would suffice and one could make themselves available for prayers in those garments.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 572 Narrated by Aisha

Abdullah ibn Shihab al-Khawlani reported: I stayed in the house of Aisha (r.a.) and had a wet dream (and perceived its effect on my garment), so (in the morning) I dipped both (the clothes) in water. This (act of mine) was watched by a maid-servant of Aisha (r.a.) and she informed her. She (Aisha (r.a.)) sent me a message: What prompted you to act like this with your clothes? He (the narrator) said: I told that I saw in a dream what a sleeper sees. She said: Did you find (wet fluid) on your clothes? I said: No. She said: Had you found anything you should have washed it. In case I found that (semen) on the garment of the Messenger of Allah (saws) dried up, I scraped it off with my nails.

 

Said Aishah (r.a.), "I used to scratch the semen off the Messenger of Allah's (saws) clothes if it was dry, and wash it off if it was still wet."

Related by ad-Daraqutni, Abu 'Awanah and al-Bazzar.

 

In light of the above quoted guidance, if one finds the bed-sheet or the garment still wet with semen, one should thoroughly wash the places where the semen has touched. But if the semen has thoroughly dried, one may scrape the dried semen off their clothes, and wear those garments in their prayer if one wishes to do so.

 

Your Question: WE KNOW MALE`S/MEN GETS IMPURE BY a)INTERCOURCE b)MASTURBATION c) NIGHTFALL SO, HOW AND WHEN DOES A FEMALE/WOMEN GETS IMPURE OR WHEN DOES SHE REQUIRE GHUSL.

A female would be considered to be in the state of major or ceremonial impurity which requires a ghusl or full bath of purification before she makes herself available for prayer are:

  1. sexual intercourse
  2. reaching the state of orgasm or ejaculation
  3. If the male private organ has so much as touched the female private organ, regardless of whether full sexual intercourse took place or not.
  4. Post-menstruation.
  5. Post-childbirth.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan