Discharge after reading romance novels

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za


1. It is has become a normal habit amongst females to read romance novels. The content of these books arouse desire within the reader. If this desire leads to a discharge will ghusal become fardh?

2. Is it haraam to read such content?



1. If semen is released, ghusal will be fardh.

2. Obviously.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)