“O you who believe! Do not go near salaa when you are ....junub (in the state of janaba) until you have purified yourselves...” Suratun Nisa - 4:43
“O you who believe! When you stand up for salaa.....if you are junub, then purify (yourselves).” Suratul Ma’ida - 5:6
There are 2 causes of Janaba:
1. Discharge of semen
It does not make any difference whether the discharge is whilst being awake or asleep, intentionally or otherwise, slight or profuse, in a lawful way or unlawful.
In all the cases, ghusl of janaba becomes wajib.
If a liquid is discharged from a man, and he does not know whether it is semen or not he should look for the following 3 signs:
- emission with passion
- spurting discharge
- feeling relaxed after the discharge.
If a secretion is discharged from a woman then it is ihtiyat wajib for her to do ghusl of janaba provided that the discharge comes with sexual passion and she feels relaxed after it. However, ghusl is not wajib if the discharge comes without sexual passion and a post-relaxed feeling.
2. Sexual intercourse
It does not make any difference whether the sexual intercourse was lawful or unlawful, with or without discharge. Ghusl of janaba becomes wajib on both the man and woman.
Adapted from the book: "Nikah & Beyond" by: "qfatima.com"
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