Wet dreams

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Q: I have a problem with wet dreams and I am a female. I don’t think I’ve ever actually experienced one because I am a virgin and don’t exactly know what an orgasm is or feels like. I usually suffer from discharge on a daily basis, so when I think I have a dream I base it on whether I have excessive discharge. I’ve been dreaming of just words or small actions and not the actual thing, but once I did dream of the actual thing and woke up dry with no feeling of an orgasm (I googled it and found out you feel exhausted after but I don’t. My heart only beats fast out of nervousness of the nature of my dream). I made ghusl just in case, but was ghusl waajib on me? And then recently I’ve dreamt of a boy and girl having physical contact (touching, kissing) but no actual sexual contact had taken place, but I had a throbbing sensation in my private area. I had these dreams during haidh so hard to tell if I discharged a lot or not. Will ghusal be compulsory on me. Please advise me on what I can do or read to prevent these dreams?



1. Upon awakening if you did not find any wetness then ghusl is not compulsory.

2. Do not allow your mind to go to these type of thoughts.

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


 Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)