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Pre-ejaculate fluid, madhy, calls for washing and ablution before praying

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher

I just need to ask a question about reality. Say a man marries his wife, and the marriage is still new. Of course they may go out one day, and give each other a small kiss and hold hands wherever they are. This is ok since they are married. Obviously madhy will flow from the man during this time. During their outing, the reach Zuhr time, and the man wants to go to Masjid for Zuhr. How will he be able to pray if he is najis? Should he delay the prayer until he gets home? Sorry but I would just like to know what and how it’s done in everyday life. Like I know my one cousin who just got married (this was a while ago), and I remember that he was very loving with his wife and everything, but time when Salah came he would only perform wudu and pray with us. Please help on this one.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) informed us that the first matter that we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. The obligatory prayer is an integral part of every Muslim’s life and he or she must organize their life around it. Whenever one goes out, one should account for the possibility that one may have to pray during one’s outing, and then make arrangements to make sure that one is able to. These arrangements may include carrying a compass or carrying water for wudu.

In the scenarios that you have described above, such arrangements would include packing an extra set of clothes or packing some water to wash the pre-ejaculate off of one’s clothes, or else making sure that one can make it home in time to pray the prayer in its allotted time. It is not permissible to delay the prayer beyond its time in the case described in the question.

And Allah knows best.


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