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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

What is mani and mazi?

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Q: I wanted to know what exactly is mani and mazi. I know one is thick and one is thin but what about the excitement thing? Mani means you have to have a ghusal and mazi is just whudhu, but I’m not sure what they actually look like. Is mazi like water (just liquid) or… read more »

Ghusal after foreplay

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Q: My husband and I indulged in foreplay but we did not have any intercourse. Does ghusal become obligatory in case the foreplay was followed by vaginal discharge/secretions?  A: If semen had come out, then ghusal is compulsory. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim… read more »

Working while in iddat

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Q: I am 31 years old and been married for 7 years. From the first day my husband was unable to consummate the marriage because of his mild autism and anxiety issues (his father was very strict and abusive which according to doctors have resulted in his personality disorder). I tried to resolve the issue… read more »

Discharge after a wet dream

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Q: 1. If a woman has a wet dream and upon awakening, takes a ghusal and performs salaah and then notices more discharge, does she have to take gusal again and repeat the salaah? 2. If a woman has a wet dream during haidh does ghusal become compulsory on her? A: 1. If semen had… 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 »