Am I Liable to Punishment for a Wet Dream?
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Am I Liable to Punishment for Wet Dream?

Questioner

Sayyed

Reply Date

Feb 02, 2019

Question

As-salamu `alaykum. Respected sir what is the teaching of Islam when someone gets a wet dream (having intercourse in dream and suddenly wakes up)? Also, if someone fears Allah and yet he does intercourse in a dream! I am very much afraid. I am far away from these things in my life but yet do not know why it happened with me in a dream.I even get a reminder of not doing it from my soul but yet I go for it. But in real life I do not go near to it but still don’t know why it happened with me in dream and why I didn’t listen to myself in dream and yet decided to go for it in dream because there was something stopping me in my dream that I had not to do it but I did it. And then after waking up I did feel that I had very weak willpower.Am I liable to punishment after death for it? I don’t want to get any punishment from Allah and do not want to stand in front of Allah in sins.

Mufti

Answer


Am I Liable to Punishment for Wet Dream? - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi 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:

Generally speaking, no one has control over wet dreams. Therefore, you do simply need to perform ghusl to be eligible for Prayers.


Responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states,

You don’t need to worry about these dreams as long as you do not deliberately harbor those thoughts while you are awake. This is the work of Satan, who is our sworn enemy. He is determined to lead us astray by using all kinds of methods even devious or stealthy.

 Therefore, you need not to dwell on these dreams; rather you need to repel the whispering of Satan by seeking refuge in Allah.

 I would urge you to get a copy of the excellent book, INVOCATION OF GOD by Ibn al-Qayyim; it discusses the devious ways of Satan and prescribes methods of repelling them. It also expounds on the benefits of dhikr and its effect in defeating Satan. So, get a copy of this excellent book; study it and practice its lessons. You will never be disappointed.

 Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.

Source:  www.askthescholar.com

 




About Sheikh Ahmad Kutty

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty is a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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