Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 39350
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Nov 13,2017

Title: If I have had a wet dream, but did not know, then if I neglect my faraidh will I still get sin?

Question

Salam, so I am at the age of 12. I am unsure as to whether or not salah is fardh on me. I do not think that I have had a wet dream meaning I am not mature yet. If I have had a wet dream but don't know then if I neglect what is fardh will I still get sin?

Answer

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

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

Your understanding that you are not mature (Baligh) is correct. You are not Baligh as yet.

However, Shar’iah encourages one to try to make a habit of performing Salah from the age of 10.[1]

Consider the following Hadith:

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مُرُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ سَبْعِ سِنِينَ، وَاضْرِبُوهُمْ عَلَيْهَا، وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ عَشْرٍ وَفَرِّقُوا بَيْنَهُمْ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ

Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Command your children to pray when they become seven years old, and beat them for it (prayer) when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately.

We advise you to refer to your teachers regarding what is a wet dream and how one becomes Baligh.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa          
Houston, TX, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



 سنن أبي داود (1/ 133) [1]

حَدَّثَنَا مُؤَمَّلُ بْنُ هِشَامٍ يَعْنِي الْيَشْكُرِيَّ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، عَنْ سَوَّارٍ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ - قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ: وَهُوَ سَوَّارُ بْنُ دَاوُدَ أَبُو حَمْزَةَ الْمُزَنِيُّ الصَّيْرَفِيُّ - عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شُعَيْبٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «مُرُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ سَبْعِ سِنِينَ، وَاضْرِبُوهُمْ عَلَيْهَا، وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ عَشْرٍ وَفَرِّقُوا بَيْنَهُمْ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ

 

الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 52)

مروا أولادكم بالصلاة وهم أبناء تسع، واضربوهم عليها وهم أبناء تسع، واضربوهم عليها وهم أبناء عشر قلت: والصوم كالصلاة على الصحيح كما في صوم

 

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 50)

(شَرْطٌ لِفَرْضِيَّتِهَا الْإِسْلَامُ، وَالْعَقْلُ، وَالْبُلُوغُ) لِمَا تَقَرَّرَ فِي الْأُصُولِ أَنَّ مَدَارَ التَّكْلِيفِ بِالْفُرُوعِ هَذِهِ الثَّلَاثَةُ (وَإِنْ وَجَبَ ضَرْبُ ابْنِ عَشْرٍ) أَيْ صَبِيٍّ سِنُّهُ عَشْرُ سِنِينَ عَلَيْهَا أَيْ عَلَى تَرْكِهَا لِمَا رُوِيَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - أَنَّهُ قَالَ «مُرُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ سَبْعٍ وَاضْرِبُوهُمْ عَلَيْهَا وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ عَشْرِ سِنِينَ

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 147)

وَلَوْ كَانَ التَّارِكُ صَبِيًّا وَسِنُّهُ عَشْرُ سِنِينَ لَوَجَبَ الضَّرْبُ عَلَى تَرْكِهَا لِقَوْلِهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ مُرُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ سَبْعٍ وَاضْرِبُوهُمْ عَلَيْهَا وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ عَشْرِ سِنِينَ

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