Different fluids that come out of a male private part

Q: I have heard that there is a fluid which comes out of the male private part(not semen) which does not make ghusal necessary. Is it correct? And how can one tell the difference between the two fluids?

A: There are basically three liquids besides urine that come out of a male private part:

(1) Wadi – this is secreted after urine on account of some sickness.

(2) Mazi – Pre-coital fluid secreted at the time of arousal. It is thin and sticky.

In the case of both, only wudhu breaks.

(3) Mani – semen. If it comes out with desire, irrespective of whether due to fanaticizing, touching or relationship with one’s spouse, it will necessitate ghusal.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)