Fatwa: # 19915
Category: Wudu
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 27th March 2012


Will the wudu break if the husband and wife hug and kiss each other?


If the husband and wife hug and kiss in the state of wudu, will the wudu break or can we offer the namaz without making new wudu?


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

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

There are three types of fluids that are discharged from a male’s private part besides urine:

1.      Mani – Sperm: A white thick fluid which emits at the time of ejaculation.

2.      Mazi – Pre-coital fluid: A clear thin fluid which emits due to sexual arousement.

3.      Wadi – Liquid that precedes urine.


Usually, when a husband and wife take pleasure from one another i.e. hugging, kissing etc. without having intercourse, mazi is discharged.[1]  This will nullify the wudu. In this case, one must perform his/her wudu again before offering the Salāh. [2]  If the undergarment is soiled with mazi, it will have to be washed as mazi is impure (najis).

However, if nothing is discharged from the private parts, there is no need to repeat the wudu if one is already in the state of wudu.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] وَالْمَذْيُ رَقِيقٌ يَضْرِبُ إلَى الْبَيَاضِ يَخْرُجُ عِنْدَ مُلَاعَبَةِ الرَّجُلِ أَهْلَهُ (بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع، ج1 ص37، دار الكتب العلمية)


[2] وليس في المذي والودي غسل وفيهما الوضوء (الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي، ج1 ص20، دار احياء التراث العربي - بيروت - لبنان)

إذَا ظَهَرَ شَيْءٌ مِنْ الْبَوْلِ وَالْغَائِطِ عَلَى رَأْسِ الْمَخْرَجِ انْتَقَضَتْ الطَّهَارَةُ لِوُجُودِ الْحَدَثِ، وَهُوَ خُرُوجُ النَّجَسُ..... سَوَاءٌ كَانَ الْخَارِجُ قَلِيلًا، أَوْ كَثِيرًا سَالَ عَنْ رَأْسِ الْمَخْرَجِ، أَوْ لَمْ يَسِلْ لِمَا قُلْنَا، وَكَذَا الْمَنِيُّ، وَالْمَذْيُ (بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع، ج1 ص25، دار الكتب العلمية)



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