Is Ghusl Compulsory if There Is Discharge Whilst Praying

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Fatwa ID: 04895


Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah




My question is that if a woman puts cotton in the vagina and prays and during prayer, if a thought comes in her mind and due this mani drops but can’t come out due to the cotton there, is the ghusl valid or she has to do ghusl again and pray?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



If a woman is suffering from regular vaginal discharge then one should insert a tampon, pad, and cotton inside to prevent the discharge from coming. Until the discharge does not show on the area of the pad, which is beyond the inner part of the vagina, wudhu will not break. (Fatawa Mahmoodiyah p.197 v.16)


Regarding your question, the discharge which comes out is technically termed as Madhi and not Mani. Therefore, ghusl would not be compulsory in this situation. However, wudhu will be necessary.


There are three fluids, which come out of one’s private parts.

  1. Mani: The discharge of semen accompanied by sexual lust. This discharge tends to be thick.
  2. Madhi: Also known as prostatic fluid. It is a white thin, sticky fluid that is released during foreplay or kissing.
  3. Wadi is a white cloudy fluid that is thin and warm and has no smell. It is generally released after urinating and occasionally before. (Nurul Idah p.55)



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Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




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