Difference between Wady and Madhy and the way of attaining Taharah from them

Q: What are the Wady and Madhy discharges? How can a person purify himself from them? Do they occur during sleep?

A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The Wady is mostly discharged after urination. It is a white thick fluid that resembles the Maniy (spermatic fluid) in thickness, but differs from it in turbidity, and it is odorless. Madhy is a white, tenuous, viscous fluid that is discharged when engaging in foreplay, thinking of or desiring intercourse, or because of a look and the like, at the abatement of desire. A person may not feel the discharge come out, but it is discharged at the onset of sexual desire. It is experienced by both men and women. Both fluids (Madhy and Wady) are Najis (impure) and invalidate Wudu’ (ablution). Therefore, when such secretions are discharged, the soiled parts (of body and clothes) must be purified with water and the person must perform Wudu’. Discharge of Madhy also necessitates washing the whole penis and testicles with water.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.