Washing dried semen

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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.


Answered by:

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.