Is ghusal compulsory after foreplay?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have just married. I need to know if I foreplay with my wife, more precisely playing with her body (sucking, etc.) no intercourse, do we still need to take a bath to offer prayer or just wudhu will be fine?

Bismillaah

A: If there is no emission of semen, ghusal is not compulsory. Wudhu will suffice.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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