[Q-ID0418] Does pre-ejaculation liquid make ghusl fard upon us? Can we pray in such a state?

QUESTION:

What do the Scholars say regarding the following: Is pre-ejaculation unclean and does this make ghusal fard on you? Can you pray in the state of pre-ejaculation and does the prayer count if you are aware of it after prayer?

Questioner: A brother from UK

ANSWER:

All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated, the One Who has commanded the believers to purify themselves prior to standing for prayer. Peace and blessings of Allāh be upon the final Prophet, Our Master, Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ, upon his purified family, his esteemed companions, and whomsoever follows in his blessed footsteps until the last day.

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum wa-Raḥmatu’Llāh

Madhi, commonly known as prostatic fluid or pre-ejaculatory fluid is a white, thin, sticky fluid that is released by amorous (or romantic) play or kissing. Such liquid does not obligate the major bath but nullifies the ablution.

[Nur ul Iddah 49/55]

It is impermissible to pray in major or minor ritual impurity and such a prayer is rendered null and void, it is necessary to repeat it in the state of purity.

And Allāh knows best

Answered by Ustadh Abu Dihh’ya Asid Shafait
Checked by Shaykh Naveed Jameel ash-Shaami

Also see: [Q-ID0055] Sticky fluid exited the private part – is ghusl is fard upon me?

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