Discharging of Madhi

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Fatwa ID: 02191

Answered by Ustadha Umm Abdullah


Recently I have been getting a clear sticky discharge from my penis and it comes out in drops. Does this make my clothes impure and does it require ghusal or wudu? What should I do and how should I pray if I am not home with access to new clean clothes and to do istinja?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

A clear sticky discharge is called madhi. It does not necessitate ghusl, however it will break wudhu.

If clothes are soiled with madhi which is equal or less than the hollow of your palm (which has approximately a diameter of 2.75cm) then salaah in such clothes will be valid but makrooh tanzihi (undesirable).

If it is more than the hollow of your palm, then to read salaah with such clothes will be makrooh tahreemi (reprehensible). [1]

The soiled portion must be washed three times before it becomes pure.

It is recommended that you keep some tissue in your underpants to absorb any emission of madhi so they do not become soiled.

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ustadha Umm Abdullah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah



وما ينقض الوضوء بخروجه من بدن الإنسان" كالدم السائل والمني والمذي والودي والاستحاضة والحيض والنفاس والقيء ملء الفم ونجاستها غليظة بالاتفاق لعدم معارض دليل نجاستها عنده ولعدم مساغ الاجتهاد في طهارتها عندهما

"وعفي قدر الدرهم" أي عفا الشارع عن ذلك والمراد عفا عن الفساد به وإلا فكراهة التحريم باقية إجماعا إن بلغت الدرهم وتنزيها إن لم تبلغ

 (حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح(

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