Praise be to
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
you are in a state of Janaabah (i.e. after a sexual discharge), purify
yourselves (bathe your whole body)”
(the person who is in a state of janaabah) refers to the person
who has emitted maniy which gushes forth, accompanied by feelings
“Gushing forth” refers to the aayah
where Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
let man see from what he is created!
He is created from a water gushing
If the maniy is emitted whilst a person is awake, with no feelings
of pleasure, then he does not have to do ghusl. With regard to
the hadeeth of the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Water is for water” (narrated
by Muslim, al-Hayd, 518), it is to be interpreted as referring to the
regular case, when maniy is emitted accompanied by feelings of
pleasure, and results in tiredness and exhaustion. But with regard to
that which is not accompanied by feelings of pleasure, it is does not
result in tiredness and exhaustion.
Hence they said that this water (maniy)
has three characteristics:
It comes out gushing.
Its smell when it has dried is
like the smell of eggs, and if it is not dry its smell is like that
of mud and pollen.
Tiredness of the body after it
See al-Sharh al-Mumti’ by Ibn
‘Uthaymeen, part 1, p. 277-278.
The Standing Committee was asked about
the obligation of doing ghusl after experiencing a wet dream. They replied:
It is clear that ghusl is obligatory
when maniy comes out gushing, accompanied by feelings of pleasure,
when one is awake, and if it happens, regardless of how it comes out,
when one is asleep, because Imaam Ahmad narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib
(may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If water gushes,
then do ghusl, and if it does not gush, then do not do ghusl.”
vol. 1, p. 216
It was also narrated by Abu Dawood and
al-Nasaa’i that ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “My madhiy
(prostatic fluid) flowed excessively and I used to keep taking baths
until (the skin of) my back cracked. I mentioned that to the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) – or that was mentioned
to him – and the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Do not do that. If
you see madhiy, then wash your penis and do wudoo’ as you do
for prayer, but if water gushes out [i.e., maniy or semen], then
do ghusl.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Tahaarah, 178; al-Nasaa’i,
al-Tahaarah, 193. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh
Sunan Abi Dawood, no. 187).
Ibn Al-Manzoor said: This indicates
that if anything other than that is emitted when one is awake, or it
flows because of sickness, then he does not have to do ghusl.
Ibn ‘Aabideen said: If it – i.e., maniy
– is emitted because of being beaten or because of carrying a heavy
load on one's back, then in our view he does not have to do ghusl.
Al-Dardeer said: If it is emitted without
feelings of pleasure, rather it flows or comes because of being beaten
or being stung by a scorpion, then he does not have to do ghusl.
Hanbalis and the Shaafa’is, according to the more correct of the two
views, stated that if a man’s back is broken and maniy comes
out of him, and it does not come from the penis, then he does not have
to do ghusl. The Hanbalis stated clearly that the ruling in this
case is like regular kinds of najaasah.
See al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah, vol. 31, p. 197.
And Allaah knows best.