What Should I Do if I Always See Clear Discharge After Taking an Obligatory Ritual Bath?

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Question: After having an obligatory bath for janaba (intercourse) and thoroughly cleaning myself, I always, at some point after a few hours, get a clear discharge with no smell. Sometimes it can appear a few times during the day. Is this classed as sexual fluid, and would I need to have a ghusl again?


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Thank you for your question. Your answer is in the following excerpt:

“e10.3: When a woman who has been made love to performs the purificatory bath, and the male’s sperm afterward leaves her vagina, then she must repeat the ghusl if two conditions exist:
(a) that she is not a child, but rather old enough to have sexual gratification (A: as it might otherwise be solely her husband’s sperm);
(b) and that she was fulfilling her sexual urge with the lovemaking, not sleeping or forced.“ [The Reliance of the Traveller]

In summary, if the woman had experienced an orgasm, then she should repeat her ritual bath after the exiting of discharge. But if she had not, it would only be her husband’s sperm, and she does not need to repeat her ritual bath.

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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