[Q-ID0616] After sexual intercourse I performed ghusl but there was semen discharge after – must I do ghusl again?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: After having intercourse with one’s spouse, how long should a husband or wife wait in order to perform ghusl. If they perform ghusl and some semen is discharged after, so would they have to do ghusl again?

Questioner:  A sister from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

One should not hasten to perform ghusl after intercourse, however before ghusl, one should allow some urine to pass through the front private part or walk a few steps, so that any withheld semen in the reproductive organs also comes out. If one did ghusl after urinating or walking forty steps, and then some semen is discharged after ghusl but it is not due to lust, then redoing ghusl is not necessary. However, if one did ghusl before urinating or walking forty steps, and then some semen is discharged, then one must redo ghusl, because this is part of that semen which was discharged from its place of origin due to lust.

Just as it is stated in Fatāwā Hindiyyah,

“لَوْ اغْتَسَلَ مِنْ الْجَنَابَةِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَبُولَ أَوْ يَنَامَ وَصَلَّى ثُمَّ خَرَجَ بَقِيَّةُ الْمَنِيِّ فَعَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَغْتَسِلَ عِنْدَهُمَا خِلَافًا لِأَبِي يُوسُفَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى وَلَكِنْ لَا يُعِيدُ تِلْكَ الصَّلَاةَ فِي قَوْلِهِمْ جَمِيعًا. كَذَا فِي الذَّخِيرَةِ وَلَوْ خَرَجَ بَعْدَ مَا بَالَ أَوْ نَامَ أَوْ مَشَى لَا يَجِبُ عَلَيْهِ الْغُسْلُ اتِّفَاقًا”

“If one bathed i.e. performed ghusl before urinating, sleeping or walking, and prayed salāh, then the remaining semen was discharged, then according to Imām Abū Hanīfah and Imām Muhammad, ghusl is wājib, which is contrary to Imām Abū Yūsuf, upon whom be mercy. However, the salāh which was prayed has been fulfilled, according to them all; there is no need to repeat it. If one did ghusl after urinating or walking, and then semen was discharged, then ghusl is not a must; this is agreed upon.”

[al-Fatāwā al-Hindiyyah, vol 1, part 3, ch 2, pg 14]

Furthermore, it is stated in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that if some semen was emitted and one makes ghusl before passing urine, sleeping or walking forty paces and then one reads salāh, but later finds that the remainder of the semen has been emitted, then one must make ghusl as this is regarded as part of the same semen which was initially emitted from its origin due to arousal; there is no need to repeat the salāh which has already been performed, as it is regarded as valid. However, if someone makes ghusl after passing urine, sleeping or walking forty paces and the semen was then emitted without any feeling of arousal, it will not necessitate ghusl, and this semen will not be regarded as being part of the actual semen which was initially emitted.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 2, pg 321]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

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