Only wudhu breaks by leucorrhoea it does not make ghusl wajib

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I am a female always have vaginal discharge. Few days in every month I suffer from continuous thick white discharge with foul odor. My question is during these days after waking up in the morning I found the thick white discharge with foul odor and I am sure that there was no lust while sleeping and certain that no wet dream. Does ghusl become compulsory due to infectious discharge. I always have waswasah about ghusl and discharge which irritates me a lot. Please guide me.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 621/495/N=6/1439)


The vaginal discharge of white, thick and foul odour seems to be leucorrhoea and on discharging it only wudhu breaks and it does not make ghusl wajib. Thus if after getting up you do not remember having any dream and you are sure that this is leucorrhoea then in such a case ghusl will not be fardh on you. Just wash the leucorrhoea smeared on your body or cloth and make wudhu and offer salah. You need worry not and have any doubt.


مستفاد: ولا يجب اتفاقاً فيما إذا علم أنه ودي مطلقاً، وفيما إذا علم أنه مذي أوشك فى الأخيرين مع عدم تذكر الاحتلام (رد المحتار، كتاب الطهارة، 1: 301، ط: مكتبة زكريا ديوبند).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.