Doubting whether morning discharge is wetness or result of wet dream
Fatwa No: 359443

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. My question is that when I need to go to the bathroom to urinate, as soon as I stop urinating, it is like there are continuous urine drops, but I can control it for up to two hours. If I try to control it, vaginal discharge starts coming out, and it even happens when I am sleeping, when I wake up every morning, I see discharge. I follow the Hanafi School of Thought, where we are told that if we see any discharge after waking up in the morning, we should perform Ghusl (ritual shower). I am unsure whether it is a wet dream or the discharge before urinating, because I sometimes get wet dreams if I try to control myself and go to sleep. Should I perform Ghusl every morning or just perform ablution when I see wetness and am not sure whether it is a wet dream or not?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

If you are suffering from incontinence of that wetness, then you have to perform ablution for every prayer after its prescribed time has started, and you pray whatever obligatory prayers and supererogatory prayers you wish  with this ablution until that time (i.e. the time of that prayer) elapses.

However, if you wake up from sleep and see wetness, then if you are sure that it is Maniyy (ejaculation), you have to perform Ghusl, otherwise you do not have to do so.

The view which we adopt here at Islamweb is that whoever doubts about the discharges whether it is Maniyy or otherwise chooses one of the two and applies the ruling relevant to it. This is the view of the Shaafi‘i School.

We perceive that you are affected with some sort of Waswaas (devilish whisperings/obsessive doubts), so we advise you to ignore them and not pay any attention to them.

Allah knows best.

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