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I like to know about ghusl, this is happening daily to me when i come to office in the mornning by some or the other reason my sperm get it is not big but a small dot only. As i will spend whole day in my office in between that i will have to pray for zohar and Asar as i do not have time to go back to home again and take ghusl i heard from one of my friend that if u do not have time to take ghusl u can wash that dirty place and do wudu and can pray and when you go back home take ghusl, i want to know whether this is right or wrong


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Male discharge and ghusl

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.10

Wadi is a thick white secretion discharged (by some people) after urination. It is considered impure. Aishah said, " Wadi comes out after urination. The person should wash the private parts and perform ablution. It is not necessary to perform ghusl. This is related by Ibn al-Mundhir. Ibn 'Abbas related that "mani” (ejaculation or full sexual discharge) requires ghusl. As for “madhi” (prostatic fluid or initial sexual discharge) and ‘wadi’ they require a complete purification." This is related by al-Athram. Al-Baihaqi has it with the wording, "Concerning ‘madhi’ and ‘wadi’, he said, 'Wash your sexual organs and perform the same type of ablution as you perform for prayer."'


Other than urine, there are basically three types of discharges that are released from one’s private organs:

  1. Wadi (a thick white secretion immediately after uniration by some people)
  2. Madhi (a sort of slow release of lubricant just prior to a full sexual discharge)
  3. Mani (a full sexual discharge)


If only Wadi or Madhi is released, one does not require a ‘ghusl’ or full bath to purify himself; he must wash his private parts and the part of his clothes or body where the ‘wadi’ or ‘madhi’ has touched, do the wudu, and he would be available for prayer.


If Mani is released, then it becomes obligatory to perform a ‘ghusl’ or full bath to purify oneself before making oneself available for prayer.


Your Statement: …..when i come to office in the mornning by some or the other reason my sperm get it is not big but a small dot only.

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, the ‘mani’ or sperm is a full and un-mistakable sexual discharge which is released through the private organ of the man when one experiences sexual climax.


From what you have related in your question, in all probability the drop/s that you experience are either some urine drops which are discharged, or possibly ‘wadi’; and it is thus not required in Shariah that one perform a ‘ghusl’ or full bath of purification before one makes themselves available for prayer. All you need to do if you experience such minor discharge is wash your private parts and the parts of the body and clothes where this discharge might have touched, perform the ‘wudu’, and make yourselves available for prayer.


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