Fri 18 Jm2 1435 - 18 April 2014

Emission of semen due to illness does not require ghusl

I understand one of the causes that make ghusl a must are:

1. The emission of semen, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "What requires water (ghusl) is if you see water (i.e., semen) coming out of you." (Reported by Muslim, no. 1/269) .

My question is: like my case sometimes I see semen emitting with my urine and I confirmed that it is a semen as recently I have done a medical check and found trace of semen in my urine. Is it compulsory for me to perform ghusl when I see semen emit with my urine?
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Praise be to Allaah.

The emission of semen due to enjoyment or a "wet dream" requires ghusl, but if semen is emitted in the urine or because of sickness, with no pleasure involved, this does not require ghusl. All you have to do is clean yourself properly after passing urine or stools, and perform wudoo’ before praying. This is sufficient,


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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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