Retrograde Ejaculation

Nov 23, 2021 | Taharah (Purity)


I have a medical problem known as retrograde ejaculation. Essentially if I’m intimate with my spouse, my semen doesn’t release fully and because of that, the next few days every time I urinate, semen clearly comes out with the urine. Urine and semen then release together for the next few days each time I urinate. Must I then do ghusl every single time before prayer? Because that’s very difficult to do because of work and school and having to urinate multiple times a day. The only way to prevent this is by not ejaculating, but I can’t stop being intimate with my spouse either due to her sexual needs. What should I do in this situation?


If semen comes out when being intimate with ones spouse ghusl will be necessary. If after the ejaculation you walked approximately forty steps or you urinated or you went to sleep then took a ghusl, and then semen came out again, you will not have to take another ghusl, rather, the first ghusl will suffice.

Hence, in your case make sure you take a ghusl after having carried out one of the above three actions then you will not have to worry about taking another ghusl due to the discharge during urine.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 160)
وكذا لو خرج منه بقية المني بعد الغسل قبل النوم أو البول أو المشي الكثير نهر أي لا بعده؛ لأن النوم والبول والمشي يقطع مادة الزائل عن مكانه بشهوة فيكون الثاني زائلا عن مكانه بلا شهوة فلا يجب الغسل اتفاقا زيلعي، وأطلق المشي كثير، وقيده في المجتبى بالكثير وهو أوجه؛ لأن الخطوة والخطوتين لا يكون منهما ذلك حلية وبحر. قال المقدسي: وفي خاطري أنه عين له أربعون خطوة فلينظر. اهـ

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Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel