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Ejaculating whilst having a lucid dream

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Salam,

I had a lucid dream in which one knows he is awake or dreaming but cannot move his body so he is in a state of a paralysis. In this state I felt arousal and I ejaculated I tried to avoid it but couldn’t. The arousal and the emission all happened in a space of a few minutes because it was not deep sleep it was lucid dreaming. I tried waking but I couldn’t. Am I guilty of sin for doing so it also happened to me the previous day?

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

Answer

The Prophet f Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said, “The pen has been lifted from (writing the deeds of) three: the one who is asleep until awakening, the young child until becoming pubescent, and the insane until it becomes sane.” (Sunan Abu Dawud)

From the aforementioned hadith we can derive that the dream, which you had, would not be considered unlawful or similar to masturbation, as you had no control over yourself and thoughts. What you experienced was a wet dream; hence, a bath will be obligatory. (Raddul Muhtar p.300 v.1)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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