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Ghusl Janabah


If an unmarried woman did not genuinely know the ruling that after orgasm and discharge a ghusl was required in order for namaaz/fast to be accepted, and if she later repented and stopped that habit, what would happen to her wajib namaaz/fasts for the approximate 5 years in which she has been doing this act and never performed the ghusl as she didnt know this ruling.


Wa alaykum salam

Thank you for your question

First of all you have to make sure that the discharge is actually orgasm.

According to Ayatollah Sistani :

As for the fluid that is discharged from the vagina when a woman engages in foreplay or imagines lustful thoughts and which is not enough to dirty other places [such as her clothing], it is pure and does not require ghusl to be performed and nor does it invalidate wuḍūʾ. However, if the discharged fluid is a lot – to the extent that it can be called an ‘ejaculation’ and it dirties clothing – then in case it is discharged when the woman reaches sexual climax and complete sexual satisfaction (orgasm), it is impure and causes janābah. In fact, even if it is not discharged at that moment, based on obligatory precaution it is impure and causes janābah. And whenever a woman doubts whether or not a discharge of fluid was to this extent, or she doubts whether or not fluid was discharged at all, performing ghusl is not obligatory on her and nor does it invalidate wuḍūʾ and ghusl.

And if you are sure that the discharge was orgasm,then according to Ayatollah Sistani  the salat performed in that state have to be repeated  (qaza) but there is no qaza for the saum( fast).

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