The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ask an Alim

Involuntary precum does ghusl become wajib on me?


Q. Salam. At times when I am talking to women even if it’s normal chat or talks with lustful thoughts I get an erection leading to discharge of a transparent white liquid which is generally like a drop of transparent liquid. Is this semen and will ghusl become wajib on me? Also, if this happens during fast, will that invalidate my fast


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

It is Haraam to speak to a non-mahram with lustful intention. If the semen is discharged then Ghusl becomes wajib but if the semen isn’t discharged due to ejaculation, then Ghusl does not become wajib. There are 3 types of fluid out of which sperm(mani) is najis and brings the ritual impurity for which Ghusl is wajib, whereas the other 2(madhi and wadhi) are Paak(pure) and do not require ghusl.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Ruling 70. The fluid that sometimes comes out of the penis as a result of sexual arousal, called ‘madhī’, is pure. And the fluid that sometimes comes out after the ejaculation of semen, called ‘wadhī’, is also pure. As for fluid that sometimes comes out after urinating and which is called ‘wadī’, if it has not come into contact with urine, it is pure. Furthermore, in the event that a person performs istibrāʾ after urinating and then fluid comes out and he doubts whether it is urine or one of these three fluids, it is pure.

Question: Whenever I am thinking about a beautiful woman, there comes out a liquid without any lust or ejaculation? Is it semen? How can I understand that it is semen or a clean discharge?

Answer: As you have no certainty that it is semen, without the presence of the conditions required, the said liquid is pure (Tahir).

Question: Is precum impure? Precum is the pre-ejaculate fluid.

Answer: No, it is pure (Tahir).

If sperm is ejaculated while fasting, it invalidates the fast whereas the other Paak liquids will not affect the validity of the fast.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider