Fatwa: # 40503
Category: Purity
Country: New Zealand
Date: 28th August 2018


Wet dream on a plane



I am resubmitting this question as it was unanswered:

What should one do if he happens to have ihtilaam (wet dream) on an airplane? Even though there is water available, there is no facility to do ghusl or no surface to do tayyamum on. If he waits till he lands he will miss his salaah.


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

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

A person who has a wet dream on a plane when he cannot make ghusl or tayammum, he will perform his salaah by only imitating the postures of salaah. He will not recite anything in salaah. Subsequently, he must make qadha of the salaah performed on the plane as soon as he attains purity. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق - (1 / 172)

 وَفَاقِدُ الطَّهُورَيْنِ في الْمِصْرِ بِأَنْ حُبِسَ في مَكَان نَجَسٍ ولم يَجِدْ مَكَانًا طَاهِرًا وَلَا مَاءَ طَاهِرًا وَلَا تُرَابًا طَاهِرًا لَا يُصَلِّي حتى يَجِدَ أَحَدَهُمَا

 وقال أبو يُوسُفَ يُصَلِّي بِالْإِيمَاءِ تَشَبُّهًا بِالْمُصَلِّينَ

الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار في فقه مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة - (1 / 80)

وأما فاقد الطهورين ففي الفيض وغيره أنه يتشبه عندهما وإليه صح رجوع الإمام وعليه الفتوى


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار في فقه مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة - (1 /- 253  252)

( والمحصور فاقد ) الماء والتراب ( الطهورين ) بأن حبس في مكان نجس ولا يمكنه إخراج تراب مطهر وكذا العاجز عنهما لمرض ( يؤخرها عنده

 وقالا يتشبه ) بالمصلين وجوبا فيركع ويسجدإن وجد مكانا يابسا وإلا يومىء قائما ثم يعيد كالصوم ( به يفتى وإليه صح رجوعه ) أي الإمام كما في الفيض

حاشية رد المختار على الدر المختار - (1 / 80)

قوله ( وأما فاقد الطهورين ) هذا رد من الشارح للدعوى الوسطى ط

 قوله ( يتشبه ) أي بالمصلين وجوبا فيركع ويسجد إن وجد مكانا يابسا وإلا يومىء قائما ثم يعيد كما سيأتي في التيمم

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