When does Ghusul become necessary?

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I had gone through one of the fatwa of a Sheikh in one of the Islamic sites. He said that the rule is that whenever semen exits, ghusl is necessary regardless of whether it is exited at the time of orgasm or at some other time. But many scholars say that ghusl is only obligatory if semen is discharged with sexual pleasure. What is the correct ruling? Please explain giving reference from hadith. I follow the hanafi madhab.I am very depressed due to difference of opinion.

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


Ghusl is compulsory should one have a discharge of mani (sperm) to the surface of the body provided it separates from it’s place (back) due to sexual arousal. This can be due to a sexual dream or fantasizing. If someone is hit in the back and discharges sperm, he is not required to perform a ghusl as it was not due to sexual arousal. (Maraqi Falah p.40)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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