Commentary on the hadith Concerning the rulings on al- Madhy or prostatic fluid

Praise be to Allah,


It was narrated that ‘Alee (R.A) said:

“I was a man who emitted a great deal of prostatic fluid, but I felt too shy to ask the Prophet (PBUH) about that because of the position of his daughter.[i] So I told Al-Miqdaad ibn Al-Aswad to ask him, and he (PBUH) said, „Let him wash his private part and perform Wudoo‟.‟ [ii]


In one narration of Bukhaari: The Prophet (PBUH) replied,

“Perform ablution after washing your organ (penis).”[iii]


In one narration of Muslim: The Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) said, “Perform Wudoo‟ and sprinkle (wash) your private part.”[iv]



Important Points Derived from the Hadeeth:


  1. That al-Madh-yu (prostatic fluid) is an impurity and it is obligatory to wash it. However, an insignificant amount is excused, if overlooked, due to the difficulty of removing every trace of it – as has been mentioned by some of the scholars.


  1. That al-Madh-yu is one of the things that nullify ablution since it is a substance excreted from one of the two openings [the front or back (i.e., the private parts)].


  1. The obligation of washing the private part (penis) after the emission of al-Madhyu.


  1. That it is not obligatory to take a Ghusl (complete bath) like the one who takes a complete bath from al-Janaabah (major sexual impurity). Upon this point, there is Ijmaa‟ (agreement by consensus of the scholars).


It was narrated that ‘Alee said, “I was one who had a lot of prostatic discharge, so I asked the Prophet (PBUH) and he said, „

If you see Madhee (prostatic fluid) then perform Wudoo‟ and wash your penis, but if you see semen ejaculated, then perform Ghusl.‟ [v]


  1. Tissues, cloth, and stones are sufficient to remove impurities that are on the body, whether they are in the front or back passage or anywhere else on the body.


There is no differentiation between regular impurities such as urine and stools and irregular impurities such as wadiyu and madhiy.


  1. It is permissible for a person not to ask questions himself because of shyness or something else.


  1. It is from the proper etiquettes that the man does not mention around his wife’s relatives that which relates to the private parts and sexual desire.


  1. The permissibility of entrusting someone to ask questions on the condition that the person entrusted is reliable in his understanding, memory, and ‘deen.


  1. If there is any najaasah on one’s clothing, it is essential to wash it, and it is not sufficient to wipe it with a tissue.


  1. If you did wudoo’ and forgot to cleanse yourself of madhiy (and you did not clean yourself with water or stones etc, and you did not wash it off your clothes), you do not have to repeat wudoo’; rather you should cleanse yourself of the impurity only, and pray, because cleansing yourself and removing the impurity before doing wudoo’ is mustahabb (recommended), but it is not obligatory according to the more correct view.

Allah Knows Best


Copied from Sources:

Arousing the Intellects with the Explanation of Umdatul Ahkaam. The Book Of At-Taharaah by Allama Sheikh Salih Ibn Uthaymeen (May Allah have mercy on him). page  70

Tayseer al-Allaam Sharh Umdatul-Ahkaam by Shaykh Abdullah ibn Abdur – Rahmaan Aal Bassaam. Page 53



[i] In a version in Bukhaari [Volume 1, Book 5, Hadeeth Number 269, p. 196] it says, “…Being the son-in-law

of the Prophet (PBUH)…”

[ii] Saheeh Muslim, Volume 1, Book 3, Hadeeth Number 695, p. 421

[iii] Saheeh Bukhaari, Volume 1, Book 5, Hadeeth Number 269, p. 196. I could not locate the exact wording

mentioned in the above Arabic text . The wording I found is: توضأ†واغسل†ذكرك†– Ed.

[iv] Saheeh Muslim, Volume 1, Book 3, Hadeeth Number 697, p. 422

[v] [Sunan an-Nasaa‟ee, Volume 1, Book 1, Hadeeth Number 194, p. 132, Classed as Saheeh by Haafiz Aboo Taahir Zubayr ‘Alee Za’i] – Ed.


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