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Can We Pray After Wet Dreams? Read This!

Can We Pray After Wet Dreams? ~ Hi readers! If you have read the two articles about wet dreams that I have written, then you must already know the answer to the above question. As I explained earlier that one type of wet dream is a dream that results in a Muslim releasing sperm. If a Muslim has emitted sperm, then he is not in a pure state.

Why is that? The answer is very clear: because according to the literacy of Islamic law, if a Muslim has emitted sperm, then he has a big hadas. Big hadas (also minor hadas) are things that can destroy the sanctity of a Muslim.

In other words, if a Muslim has wet dreams until he releases sperm, then he must not pray before he has taken the Janabah bath. In Islamic legal literacy, Janabah bathing is the main way that must be done to get rid of the big hadas due to the outflow of sperm.

On the one hand, prayers must be performed in a holy condition. On the other hand, wet dreams which results in a Muslim releasing sperm destroys a Muslim’s sanctity. Of course, we understand that it is two things that collide with each other.

So, if we understand the brief explanation in the above few paragraphs, then we know that there are three reasons why we shouldn’t pray after wet dreams:

  1. Wet dreams occur when we sleep.
  2. Wet dreams that release sperm destroy purity.
  3. Prayers Must Be Performed in Holy Conditions.

Three reasons that I will explain more specifically in the next discussion.

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Reasons Why We Can’t Pray After Wet Dreams

A more specific explanation of the reasons why we cannot pray after wet dreams is as follows:

Wet dreams occur when we sleep

I think the first reason is very clear. Wet dreams occur when we sleep. Even if the wet dreams we experience do not cause us to secrete sperm, in Islamic legal literacy, sleep is one of the things that can destroy purity. We can find an explanation of that in the hadith below:

عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : الْعَيْنُ وِكَاءُ السَّهِ فَإِذَا نَامَتِ الْعَيْنَانِ اِسْتَطْلَقَ الْوِكَاءُ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَالطَّبْرَانِيُّ وَزَادَ : وَ مَنْ نَامَ فَلْيَتَوَضَّأْ

From Mu’awiyah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallalahu alaihi wa sallam said,” The eye is the rope of the anus. If the two eyes have slept then the rope will come loose. ” The hadith was narrated by Ahmad and ath-Thabrani. He (ath-Thabrani) added (hadith editorial), “Whoever has slept, let him perform wudu.”

وَلِأَبِيْ دَاوُدَ عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا : أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَسْجُدُ وَيَنَامُ وَيَنْفُخُ ثُمَّ يَقُوْمُ فَيُصَلِّي وَلَا يَتَوَضَّأُ . فَقُلْتُ لَهُ : صَلَّيْتَ وَلَمْ تَتَوَضَّأْ وَنِمْتَ : فَقَالَ : إِنَّمَا الْوُضُوْءُ عَلَى مَنْ نَامَ مُضْطَجِعًا

Abu Daud narrated a hadith from Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, “That the Messenger of Allah -peace, and prayer of Allah be upon him- prostrated, slept, and yawned. Then he got up and he prayed and he did not perform ablution. I then said to him, “You have prayed but you do not perform wudu, even though you have slept.” He then said, “Surely wudu must be performed by a person who has slept on his side.”

Wet dreams that release sperm destroy purity

As far as I know, all scholars of Islamic law agree that wet dreams that cause sperm to destroy purity. And, the best way to purify it is the Janabah bath. We can find an explanation about that in the following hadith:

عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : فِيْ الْمَرْأَةِ تَرَى فِيْ مَنَامِهَا مَا يَرَى الرَّجُلُ — قَالَ : تَغْتَسِلْ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . زَادَ مُسْلِمٌ : فَقَالَتْ أُمُّ سَلَمَةَ : وَهَلْ يَكُوْنُ هَذَا ؟ قَالَ : نَعَمْ , فَمِنْ أَيْنَ الشِّبْهُ

From Anas radliyalaahu anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam has said (about women who dream of seeing something seen by men in his dream him), “She must take a bath.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Muslim added the editor of the hadith, “Um Salamah then asked, “And is this there?” He (Prophet Muhammad) replied, “Yes. Then where is that similarity?”

عَنْ أَبِيْ سَعِيْدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : الْمَاءُ بِالْمَاءِ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Water from water.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

Prayers Must Be Performed in Holy Conditions

I won’t go into much detail about the third reason. One thing that has been understood by Muslims, is that prayers must be performed in a holy condition. The purity of the body from minor and big hadas is one of the conditions that Muslims must fulfill before they pray.

In other words, if you have had wet dreams and you haven’t done the Janabah bath, then you should not pray.

Readers all! That is a brief explanation of “Can we pray after wet dreams?“. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!

I think that’s all for this article. May be useful. Amen!

See you again in the next article!

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