Do I Need to Renew My Ritual Purity After Touching Filth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum,

If one was to touch sperm after he completed his ghusl, would this require another ghusl or can he simply wash the affected area?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

Touching filth does not necessitate a ritual bath (ghusl) nor an ablution (wudu). However, you would need to wash away the filth from the affected area as this is the correct method of removing it from the body.

Please also see: Could You Please List All the Nullifiers of Ablution According to the Hanafi school? and: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,
Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani