Signs of puberty

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Signs of puberty

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


The signs of puberty for a boy are:

  1. Wet dream
  2. Ejaculation
  3. If the boy makes a girl pregnant

The signs of puberty for a girl are:

  1. Periods
  2. Wet dream
  3. She falls pregnant                             (Mukhtasarul Quduuri p.79)

If any of the signs are not found then a boy or girl at the age of 15 will be automatically considered as having reached the age of puberty.  Another point worth noting is that pubic hair or hair on the armpits is not a sign of puberty for boys.  Similarly, the growing of breasts is not a sign of puberty for girls.   (Ashraful Hidayah p.359 v.12)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


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