Is Sperm Unclean According to Islam? ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the problems that we can encounter in everyday life. This problem is more often related to men than women. But it’s good if women also understand it. It is not uncommon for men who have grown up to dream of having sex so that sperm is released from his penis. Or when a husband and wife have sex and sperm that comes out of the man’s penis is rubbed with clothes.
Well, the problem is if the clothes affected by the sperm have been washed but there are still marks attached, are the marks sacred or unclean? may clothes like that be used for prayer?
There is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad that we can use to answer the two questions above very clearly.
Hadith About Sperm
The hadith about sperm that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَغْسِلُ الْمَنِيَّ ثُمَّ يَخْرُجُ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ فِيْ ذَلِكَ الثَّوْبِ وَأَنَا أَنْظُرُ إِلَى أَثَرِ الْغُسْلِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَلِمُسْلِمٍ : لَقَدْ كُنْتُ أَفْرُكُهُ مِنْ ثَوْبِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَرْكًا فَيُصَلِّى فِيْهِ . وَفِيْ لَفْظٍ : لَقَدْ كُنْتُ أَحُكُّهُ يَابِسًا بِظُفْرِيْ مِنْ ثَوْبِهِ
From Aisha radiiyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam once washed the seperma which was attached to his clothes. Then he went out to do the prayer using his clothes and I saw the former laundry.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Muslims have another hadith editorial, “Indeed I have scraped the sperm from the clothes of the Prophet sallallaâhu ‘alaihi wa sallam until it fell out. He then prayed using the clothes.” In another editor, “Really I have scraped the dried sperm from his clothes with my nails.”
All readers! If we look at the hadith above, in general we understand that Allah Ta’ala has glorified and prioritized humans over animals. It is proven by the sacred and noble status of human origin; sperm. In the hadith there is a statement, that Aisha, the Mother of Believers, had scraped the sperm of the Prophet Muhammad attached to his clothes with her nails.
There are also some things that we must consider about the hadith above, that wet sperm must be cleaned by washing, while dry sperm can be cleaned by scraping. There are differences of opinion between Islamic law experts about it;
One; Abu Hanifah and his followers, Malik, and Ahmad said, “That sperm is unclean.” They say that because there is a hadith narrated by ‘Ammar;
إِنَّمَا تَغْسِلُ ثَوْبَكَ مِنَ الْغَائِطِ وَالْبَوْلِ وَالْمَنِيِّ وَالدَّمِ وَالْقَيْئِ