Q: I am a 22 years old male. I am getting white fluid discharge frequently from my penis without any sexual arousal and without any erection. But when I am sexually aroused I get sticky colorless fluid discharge. For the past five months, I do ghusal almost every morning because of this white fluid discharge thinking that it may be mani (semen) to be on safer side. It becomes difficult for me to pray Fajr on time. I am very much depressed. Doctor found no problem with me. It is not thick as mani. I don’t know whether sperm is present in this white fluid discharge. When I am awake I wash private parts and do wudu. But my question arises only after sleeping everytime. My question is:
1) Do I have to do ghusl every time when I get this white fluid discharge when sleeping? (90% of the days I don’t remember having erotic dreams) 2) Is this mazi or mani? (semen)?
Note: This white fluid comes even when I am not sexually aroused. It comes not more than 2 or 3 drops every time.
A: If it is mani or you are in doubt as to whether it is mani or mazi then ghusl will be compulsory. That which distinguishes the two is that when mani comes out, one becomes satisfied and his passion is cooled, while the coming out of mazi does not decrease the excitement but increases it. Furthermore, mazi is thin while semen is thick. The discharge of mazi does not make ghusl obligatory; however, wudhu breaks.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)