Difference between mazi and mani

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Q: My question is regarding mazi and mani. 

1. Is mani thin and yellow for most women? I’ve read from many good sources that mani is thin and yellow for women, but can be white if the woman is strong.

2. How would I know if my mani is yellow or white in my case? There are three other characteristics that can also classify if the discharge is mani or not, such as, if it smells like pollen, comes out after feeling pleasure and spurts out. But how would I know if the mani I experience is thin and yellow, or just white. The reason is because I have seen mani come out yellow many years ago, but have only been seeing white see through discharge since I’ve been unwell. I would classify myself as weak because my health is not up to normal standards.

3. Can I say the white discharge I get is mazi and not mani?

4. Can, feeling extreme excitement without physically touching of a man release mani? I didn’t know that a person could climax without sexual intercourse. 


A: Examine your condition and determine it accordingly.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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