Fatwa: # 19605
Category: Wudu
Country: Netherlands
Date: 16th November 2011


Is my wudhu still valid?


I have a question regarding taharah and the validity of my wudhu. I often have madhi leaks in very small amounts, sometimes once or twice a day, sometimes more. These leaks definitely do not occur because of excitement. In order to prevent my clothes from becoming a bit stained I use a very small piece of cotton and put it inside the opening. My question is, is my wudhu valid if the madhi stays inside and when it is not visible on the outside of the cotton either? The leakage is mostly very little. I mean for your wudhu to break something has to come out? Am I correct in my understanding?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Madhi is that fluid which is released at the time of sexual excitement. Sometimes it is released whilst one does not perceive it.[1] Wudhu must be repeated when one releases Madhi.[2] If one had to block the passage of the private part in such a way where the Madhi that was released did not surpass the tip of the private part then ones Wudhu will remain intact. But if the Madhi that was released in the cotton that was inserted inside surpasses the tip of the private part then Wudhu will be invalidated.[3] 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Ali bin Cassim

Student Darul Iftaa

Los Angeles, CA (USA)


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[1]الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 165)

(قَوْلُهُ: لَا عِنْدَ مَذْيٍ) أَيْ لَا يُفْرَضُ الْغُسْلُ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِ مَذْيٍ كَظَبْيٍ بِمُعْجَمَةٍ سَاكِنَةٍ وَيَاءٍ مُخَفَّفَةٍ عَلَى الْأَفْصَحِ، وَفِيهِ الْكَسْرُ مَعَ التَّخْفِيفِ وَالتَّشْدِيدِ، وَقِيلَ هُمَا لَحْنُ مَاءٌ رَقِيقٌ أَبْيَضُ يَخْرُجُ عِنْدَ الشَّهْوَةِ لَا بِهَا

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 64)

 وَهُوَ مَاءٌ أَبْيَضُ رَقِيقٌ يَخْرُجُ عِنْدَ شَهْوَةٍ لَا بِشَهْوَةٍ وَلَا دَفْقٍ وَلَا يَعْقُبُهُ فُتُورٌ وَرُبَّمَا لَا يُحِسُّ بِخُرُوجِهِ

[2] الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 20)

" وليس في المذي والودي غسل وفيهما الوضوء " لقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام: " كل فحل يمذي وفيه الوضوء "

مساءل رفعت قاسمي 1/107


[3]بدائع الصنائع - ث (1/ 26)

وَلَوْ حَشَا الرَّجُلُ إحْلِيلَهُ بِقُطْنَةٍ فَابْتَلَّ الْجَانِبُ الدَّاخِلُ منها لم يُنْتَقَضْ وضوؤه لِعَدَمِ الْخُرُوجِ وَإِنْ تَعَدَّتْ الْبَلَّةُ إلَى الْجَانِبِ الْخَارِجِ يُنْظَرَ إنْ كانت الْقُطْنَةُ عَالِيَةً أو مُحَاذِيَةً لِرَأْسِ الْإِحْلِيلِ يُنْتَقَضُ وضوؤه لِتَحَقُّقِ الْخُرُوجِ وَإِنْ كانت ( مستفلة ( ( ( متسفلة ) ) ) ) لم يُنْتَقَضْ لِأَنَّ الْخُرُوجَ لم يَتَحَقَّقْ

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