Excessive Nocturnal Emission: What Should I Do?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum.

I am suffering from excessive nocturnal emission:generally thrice or four times a week,sometimes due to erotic dreams and sometimes without any dreaming. It has been 7 years now. Doctors say it is normal and suggest masturbation. What should I do religiously?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

People have different trials in life, and the successful are those who patiently bear them, turn to Allah in them, and ask to be removed of them. When you respond in the right way, the trial can be a source of tremendous increase for you in this life and the next.

Pray the Prayer of Need (salat al-hajah) regularly. [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?]

Please also see: Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women and: Waking Up with a Spot on Groin and Dealing with Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa) and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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