Fasting and discharge of Madhy

Fatwa ID: 02645

Answered by: Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Question

My friend needs a support suddenly she will hug me tightly and a small amount of watery discharge occurs during a hug….is Roza will break or not Can you clarify me.

Answer

There are 3 types of liquid:

  • Maniyy: it is a thick white fluid emitted by the male or female as the result of sexual ejaculation. Some scholars define Maniyy as the thick spurting water discharge through orgasm. When the above characteristics are not present Ghusl (a ritual bath) is not compulsory for ritual purity. Another case where Ghusl is not compulsory is when the sperm is discharged due to illness or extreme cold or the like.
  • Madhy: it is a thin white sticky fluid which is discharged due to sexual stimulation, e.g. thinking about sexual acts, or kissing or the like. One is usually unaware of exactly when it is discharged. It emits from both the male and female. Muslim scholars unanimously agree that Mathy is impure.
  • Wady: it is a thick white fluid that comes after urinating. It is also considered impure.

In this scenario the water or liquid that emerge is called ‘Madhy’, therefore the fast (Roza) hasn’t been nullified.

‘The liquid that emerges by kissing, touching, hugging is called ‘Madhy’; the fast will be intact and won’t be void. But if ‘Maniyy’ is emerging then the fast will be void. (Ahsanul Fatawa Vol 4, Pg 441, Yahya Book Depot- extracted from ‘Raddul Mukhtar Vol 2, Pg 123)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Moulana Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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