When does a boy become baaligh

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Q: I have two questions.

1. What are the signs of buloogh (puberty) in a boy?

2. I know a 14 year old boy who masturbated and a thick white fluid came out, would he be counted as baaligh?



1. When he experiences a wet dream.

2. Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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