Is ghusal compulsory after foreplay?

Q: I have just married. I need to know if I foreplay with my wife, more precisely playing with her body (sucking, etc.) no intercourse, do we still need to take a bath to offer prayer or just wudhu will be fine?

A: If there is no emission of semen, ghusal is not compulsory. Wudhu will suffice.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)