What exactly is a wet dream (discharge of semen during sleep?) and does your fast break if you

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Qibla.com

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What exactly is a wet dream (discharge of semen during sleep?) and does your fast break if you have a wet dream during ramadan?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, a wet dream is: An erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen. [Word Web]

When such emission of semen takes place during sleep, ghusl is needed. It does not, however, affect one’s fast.

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Wassalam,
Faraz Rabbani

 

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