Is Ghusl Necessary if the Underwear Becomes Sweaty Whilst Sleeping

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Fatwa ID: 04984


Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji




I tend to sweat sometimes when sleeping. This causes my underwear to become slightly wet in some areas. Not much towards the front but more on the side between my inner thigh and private area and maybe slightly further upon these sides. It gives me doubts when waking whether I need to perform ghusl even when I know I have not had any kind of dream and I am sure it is due to sweat. Do I need to ignore these thoughts, or would I need to perform ghusl?



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




When one has the conviction that the wetness is sweat and not due to a wet dream, the ghusl will not be compulsory. This is due to sweat not being from amongst those things that render a ghusl compulsory.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





[1] Nurul Idhaah, Page 27, Zam Zam Publishers



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