This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Ghusal after a wet dream

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Q: I was dreaming and felt this rush of feeling. I didnt visually see someone orgasm in my dream, and also I’m not sure if this was an orgasm or not, because of my doubts, is ghusl obligatory? A: Upon awakening if you found wetness on your clothing, then ghusal is compulsory upon you. And… read more »

Definition of wet dream (ihtilaam)

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Q: If a person intentionally or unintentionally thinks of things that cause sexual excitement, and then experiences wetness, will this be called a wet dream (احتلام)? A: Ihtilaam is when a person wakes up from his sleep and finds semen on his clothing due to a wet dream. If wetness comes out in one’s wakeful… read more »

Fantasizing about the opposite gender

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Q:   1. I am confused about the types of zina. I am aware that looking at a male, whether it’s a picture or physically, is considered as zina. Also, fantasizing about a male is zina. But, is fantasizing about an imaginary male also a zina? 2. When people read romance novels, they get aroused, and… read more »


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Q: After urinating, when rinsing the private area with a hand shower, the pressure of the water is satisfying. Sometimes, I get really aroused, which follows a discharge. Is this counted as masturbation? Do I have to perform ghusl?  A: Avoid this. This is also a type of masturbation. If it is mani that is discharged then… read more »