Respected scholar, I have faced a problem whilst fasting. I went to the toilet to for istinjaa and i was cleaning myself, when all of a sudden white liquid came out of my private parts. It didn’t come out spurting nor was it with shahwat. I didn’t feel lazy or weak after it. I did ghusl and i cleaned myself. Is my fast broken? Am i sinful for what took place?
Wa alaykum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
In principal, males usually experience one of four discharges from their private parts:
2) Pre-coital fluid (mazi): a white, thin sticky fluid. It is released when one is aroused and in the initial stages of intimate relations with ones spouse.
3) Semen (mani): a white, thick fluid which is discharged at the time of ejaculation.
4) Prostatic fluid (wadi): a white cloudy fluid that is thin and warm and has no smell. It is released generally after urinating and occasionally before. (Radd al-muhtaar 1/304 –Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah)
The distinguishing factor between semen (mani) and pre-coital fluid (mazi) is that when semen comes out, one becomes satisfied and his passion is cooled. Whereas, the release of pre-coital fluid (mazi) doesn’t decrease the excitement, rather increases it. (Heavenly Ornaments/ Beheshti Zewar p.72 Darul Ishaat)
Furthermore, the emission of pre-coital fluid (mazi) and prostatic fluid (wadi) do not necessitate a ritual bath (ghusl), nor do they invalidate the fast. (Radd al-muhtaar 1/304 –Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah) (Kitaabul Fataawa 3/385)
Only the release of semen with its conditions has the potential to invalidate the fast and obligate a ritual bath (ghusl). (Fataawa al-Hindiyyah 1/225 Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah)
It seems like you experienced discharge of pre-coital fluid (mazi) or prostatic fluid (wadi). Hence, your fast did not break.
Abu dhar al-ghifaari reports that the messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, “Verily Allah has overlooked those acts of my ummah which are committed by mistake, forgetfulness and duress.” (Sunan ibn Majah p. 353 Maktabah al-ma’arif)
Insha Allah, your action didn’t result in a sin.
And Allah knows best.
Maulana Faraz ibn Adam
Student of the Darul iftaa
Checked and approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah