Discharge from the Male Organ

Question:

Country: United States

State or region: California

A thin clear discharge comes out of penis many times throughout the day.  It is very little and not enough to form a drop, it just stays on the tip.  It comes after urination but it is not thick or white, so it is not wady.  It comes sometimes when I exert myself or bend down or I am tense.  I can feel it inside the tip of my penis throughout the day and I can feel it moving around sometimes too.  It does not come out when I am sexually aroused, rather it comes out sometimes when I am stressed, tense, or exert myself.  It also comes out after urination.  Most of the time it just comes out randomly throughout the day.

Is this liquid madhy?  What should I do?

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Answer:

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There are 3 types of fluids that come out of a male’s private organ other than urine:

  1. Manī (semen): A thick white liquid. This is often released at the time of sexual gratification (climax) when cohabitating with one’s spouse or after having a wet dream.  It is farḍ (compulsory) to perform ghusl thereafter. However, if semen was released without any pleasure, then only wuḍū’ will break. [1]
  1. Madhy (preseminal/precoital fluid): This is a thin clear liquid which is released at the time of sexual excitement or passion. The releasing of such fluid will invalidate one’s wuḍū’. [2]
  1. Wady (post-urinal fluid): A thick, murky, white liquid that resembles Manī (semen) in thickness but not in murkiness. It has no smell and often comes out after urination though it can come out without urination. In that case, wuḍū’ will still break. [3]

If due to illness, some sticky fluid, similar to mucus comes out from the male’s front private organ, then it should also be regarded as impure. By it coming out, wuḍū’ will break. [4]

You should ascertain the type of liquid you are seeing from the description provided above. In any case, you are still required to at least renew your wuḍū’ irrespective of whichever fluid is released.

And Allāh Ta‘ālā knows best

(Mufti) Bilal Issak al-Mahmudi
Fatwa Dept.

Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal al-Mahmudi


[1]

أولها ”خروج المني“ وهو ماء أبيض ثخين ينكسر الذكر بخروجه يشبه رائحة الطلع ومني المرأة رقيق أصفر ”إلى ظاهر الجسد“ لأنه ما لم يظهر لا حكم له ”إذا انفصل عن مقره“ وهو الصلب ”بشهوة“ وكان خروجه ”من جماع“ كالاحتلام ولو بأول مرة لبلوغ في الأصح وفكر ونظر وعبث بذكره – وأغنى اشتراط الشهوة عن الدفق لملازمته لها فإذا لم توجد الشهوة لا غسل
حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 95) دار الكتب العلمية

[2]

فصل: عشرة أشياء لا يغتسل منها مذي
بفتح الميم وسكون الدال المعجمة وكسرها وهو ماء أبيض رقيق يخرج عند شهوة لا بشهوة ولا دفق ولا يعقبه فتور وربما لا يحس بخروجه وهو أغلب في النساء من الرجال
حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 100) دار الكتب العلمية

[3]

قوله: ”وكسرها“ أي الذال مع تخفيف الياء وهو أفصح كالأولى وتشديدها والفعل ثلاثي مخفف ومضعف ورباعي قوله: ”وهو ماء أبيض كدر ثخين“ يشبه المني في الثخانة ويخالفه في الكدرة ويخرج قطرة أو قطرتين عقب البول إذا كانت الطبيعة مستمسكة وعند حمل شيء ثقيل وبعد الإغتسال من الجماع وينقض الوضوء فإن قيل ما فائدة وجوب الوضوء من الودي وقد وجب من البول قبله أجيب بأنه قد يخرج بدون البول كما ذكرنا
حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 100) دار الكتب العلمية

[4] Heavenly ornaments – (Bahishtī Zewar). Pg. 63.


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