Elaborate on “dripping”


In this question, Mawlana says “Then after you finish going where you are going, you can renew your wudu. However, you have to be careful. If anything drips, then you know what you have to do.”

My wife and I are very confused to what this “dripping” means. Does this mean we have to make ghusl, even if we don’t actually have intercourse or climax? There are fluids that drip out before intercourse, but we are not sure what we have to do. Please elaborate.


wa `alaykum salam,
Ghusl is made obligatory by emergence of semen during orgasm (sexual gratification). If semen emerges without pleasure, only wudu‘ is made obligatory.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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