Releasing of Semen Due to Abdominal Pressure


Country: Albania

As-salamu alaikum

Sometimes during the act of defecation, due to increased intra-abdomimal pressure, one experiences involuntary ejaculation of the semen. In such circumstances, if this takes place only in a specific cases (it takes place once in a while), is the person obliged to perform the major ablution (ghusl), and does this break the fast during the month of Ramadan?
Also in a second scenario, if the person experiences such episode frequently (involuntary ejaculation of semen due to increased intra-abdominal pressure) and he faces difficulties repeating the ghusl several times per day, what would be the ruling for such case?
JazakAllah Khair!

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-ramatullāhi wa-barakātuh

In the enquired scenario, the fast and ghusl are both intact. You do not need to perform ghusl if semen is released due to abdominal pressure. However, wuḍū’ will have to be renewed. [1]

And Allāh Ta‘ālā Knows Best
(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi

Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal al-Mahmudi


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)