Getting rid of sperm before Ghusl
Fatwa No: 91533


Is it permissible for a woman to perform Ghusl (ritual bath) straight after sexual intercourse? It should be noted that the sperm may still come out [of her private parts] even after Ghusl.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


Whoever wants to perform Ghusl (ritual bath), he/she should first get rid of any impurity in his/her private parts (by waiting a while). If a woman performs Ghusl, and then some sperm comes out of her private parts again, then she is not obligated to perform Ghusl again, rather it is sufficient for her to perform ablution, as the impurity is a remainder of the first Ghusl. So, if this woman performs Ghusl straight after sexual intercourse, her Ghusl is correct but she did not do what is more appropriate to do [which is to cleanse herself from any impurity first].

For more details on this matter, you may refer to the books of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in the chapter of Ghusl.

Allaah Knows best.

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