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What Is the Ruling of Discharge After Performing Ghusl?

The Ruling of Discharge After Performing Ghusl

Question:

After having an intimate relationship, I performed ghusl (ritual bath) and then I went to the mosque to offer prayer. Afterwards, I used the bath and I found some sperm or discharge came out. Would that invalidate my prayer or my ghusl? Do I have to repeat the prayer? 

Answer:

Ghusl means washing the whole body with pure and clean water. It is known as the major ablution as opposed to wudu’ which is a minor ablution. Ghusl is an act of worship which includes purifying oneself from ritual impurity caused by sexual intercourse, discharge of semen, menses,….etc. 

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “It is an obligation to perform Ghusl if the man’s and woman’s private parts touch each other (i.e. the husband inserts his penis).” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim

If a person performs ghusl after having a sexual intercourse or a wet dream, then he finds discharge or something comes out of him without a feeling of pleasure, he doesn’t have to perform ghusl again.  Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “If a person has a wet dream or has intercourse, and ejaculates, then he does ghusl, then some semen comes out of him, the well-known view narrated from Ahmad is that he does not have to do ghusl again.”

To know more about the ruling of the discharge that comes out after ghusl, watch this interesting video with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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Source: Huda TV Channel. 

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