To What Extent Should I Go in Checking the Nature of a Discharge After Waking Up?

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Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

I am a woman who barely dare to go to bed because I’m so afraid of having a wet dream.

Is there any reason for concern by seeing regular discharge after waking up but in large quantity? To what extent should I go in checking the nature of this discharge?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

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

Assume it is regular discharge, and don’t pay any attention to the whisperings of the devil.

Certainty isn’t lifted by doubts, nor subsequent doubts. If there is no clear sign of a sexual climax, and there was no erotic dream, you should continue as normal without taking a bath.

Please also see: Rules Regarding Ghusl and Wet Dreams for Men and Women and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

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