Q: I had released semen at night which had dried on my private area when I woke up in morning. When I did ghusl, the dried semen was not coming out, even after scratching or rubbing the skin. I left it and completed my ghusl, and offered fajr. This dried semen did not come out until I scratched it again after a week, and even then I think it did not come out completely.
1. Does this dried semen keep me impure?
2. Will I have to repeat the prayers I offered with this?
1. It is unlikely that this was semen. Semen generally comes out through light washing.
2. As above.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.