What is meant by a wet dream?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org


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I need some clarification in regards to one masla. I have read many fatwa’s on your site which state that if a person is sleeping and has a dream then upon waking up finds madhi on his clothing then ghusal is fardh. And on the other side if he does not have a dream and finds madhi when waking  up on his clothing then ghusal is not fardh.

My question is what is meant by having a dream. does it mean any random dream. Or does it mean seeing a women in a dream. Or does it mean seeing yourself having intercourse in the dream.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dream in the context refers to a sensational dream which the person believes led to the ejaculation. It does not refer to just any dream. It is also not necessary to see a woman or oneself having intercourse. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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