Doubting if mani was discharged

Q: Okay I have a question.. and I really do need specific instructions/what to do; please do give a descriptive answer to clear my mind of any doubts.. 

[This is from what I can remember because it was a while ago] 

So the day before I believe I had a ‘nocturnal emission’ [wet dream] and purified myself. Then the night before I wore a pair of bottoms that I hadn’t worn in a while. When I woke up I believe it was fajr time, [can’t remember if I had a dream or not] entered the toilet and noticed whitish like tiny patches that were not concentrated in one spot [as it would be normally] nor was the surface of the bottoms to my knowledge ‘crusty’. Also it was dry, not wet or damp.. I think the bottoms still smelt clean [Might of been washed before I wore it]. So after thinking about it to myself for a while. [I did have doubts before to do with wudoo’ [waswaas etc. but rarely or never before with emissions] I changed, did wudoo’ and thinking that it was stains/white specks from a while ago I prayed thinking that I was okay and not in need of wudoo’.. I did have doubts though and later, [after fajr I believe] had a shower [just a normal shower I believe] Now I really don’t know and I am confused.. It I was definitely sure I needed ghusl I would repeat the salah… but I just don’t know and I am worried about what to do… Please help me


A: If you are in doubt that it is mani then you should have ghusl and wash the soiled area.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)