Does Semen Leaking Unavoidably Invalidate Fasting?
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Does Semen Leaking Unavoidably Invalidate Fasting?

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Marwan

Reply Date

May 17, 2019

Question

As-Salamu alaykum. After intercourse at night, some semen may come out of the vagina during the day. Does this invalidate the fast? Is it necessary to do ghusl in order to pray?

Mufti

Answer


Does Semen Leaking Unavoidably Invalidate Fasting?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

If semen comes out during the day after intercourse at night, that does not invalidate the fast.


Answering your question, the Fatwa Center at Islam Q and A, states:

Scholars have stated that if semen comes out during the day after having had intercourse at night, that does not invalidate the fast.

We read in al-Jawharah al-Nayyirah (1/138), which is a Hanafi book:

“If a person who is having intercourse fears that dawn will come so he withdraws, then he emits semen after dawn, that does not break his fast.”

And we read in Hashiyat al-Dusuqi (1/523), which is a Maaliki book:

“If a person has intercourse at night and his semen is emitted after dawn, it seems that he does not have to do anything, as is also the case for one who puts on kohl at night then it reaches his throat during the day.”

Al-Nawawi, whose madhhab was Shafa`i, said in al-Majmu` (6/348):

If a person has intercourse before dawn then he withdraws when dawn comes or straight after it comes, then ejaculates, that does not invalidate his fast, because it came as the result of permissible intimacy, so he does not have to do anything. The same applies if a man’s hand is cut off in a case of hadd punishment and he dies as a result (i.e., no one is responsible for his death).

If a person has intercourse then does ghusl, then some semen comes out of him after doing ghusl, he does not have to do ghusl again, because the reason for that is one reason, so there is no need to do two ghusls. Rather he has to do ghusl if he ejaculates again as the result of renewed desire.

Allah Almighty knows best.

Source: www.islamqa.info




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