Difference between Maniy and Madhy

Q: What is the difference between Maniy and Madhy? Which of them necessitates taking Ghusl (ritual bath)?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Firstly, the difference between Maniy (sperm/vaginal secretions) and Madhy (thin white viscid fluid secreted when having sexual thoughts or desire) is that Maniy in the case of men is a thick white fluid, and in the case of women it is thin and yellow. Madhy, on the other hand, is a thin, white, sticky fluid that is emitted when engaging in foreplay, thinking of or desiring intercourse, or because of a look and the like. Madhy is emitted by men and women alike. Secondly, Maniy necessitates Ghusl, while Madhy necessitates washing the penis and testicles, (Part No. 5; Page No. 382) performing Wudu’ (ablution) like that performed for Salah (prayer), in addition to washing it off from the body and clothes.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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