Without performing Istinjaa (cleansing

Q: During Ramadan I had a wet dream after Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, but as I forgot to make Ghusl (ritual bath), I led people for Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer and joined an Imam for `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer. I only remembered to make Ghusl when it was time for Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer. What is the ruling on the Zhuhr and `Asr Prayers? Is the Salah (Prayer) of the people whom I led valid? How valid is my fast? (Part No. 6; Page No. 194)

A: Both the Zhuhr and `Asr Prayers are invalid and you have to perform them again. The Salah of the people whom you led is valid and they do not have to repeat it because they did not know that you were in a state of ritual impurity. Your fast is valid and is not nullified by the wet dream you had.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.