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Important Explanation About Sperm According to Islam

Learning Shariah: Important Explanation About Sperm ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain some important things about sperm according to Islam. Sperm is a thick white liquid that comes out of a person’s vital organs. When it comes out of a person’s vital organs, he will feel a special pleasure. There are several important things about that that I will explain in this article according to Islamic teachings.

I will explain some important things as follows?

  • Sperm unholy or holy?
  • Obligations related to sperm.

Sperm Unholy or Holy?

The first question that may be in our minds is, is the sperm holy? I guess it is a logical question, because when a person’s sperm has come out, then he has to do Jinabah bath.

Read;

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I will quote one hadeeth to answer the question. Note!

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَغْسِلُ الْمَنِيَّ ثُمَّ يَخَرَجَ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ فِيْ ذَلِكَ الثَّوْبِ وَأَنَا أَنْظُرُ إِلَى أَثَرِ الْغُسْلِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَلِمُسْلِمٍ : لَقَدْ كُنْتُ أُفَرِّكُهُ مِنْ ثَوْبِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَرْكًا فَيُصَلِّى فِيْهِ . وَفِيْ لَفْظٍ : لَقَدْ كُنْتُ أَحُكُّهُ يَابِسًا بِظَفْرِيْ مِنْ ثَوْبِهِ

From Aisha Radliyallahu ‘anha, she said, “The Prophet 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 is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Muslims have another hadith editorial, “Indeed I have scraped the sperm from the clothes of the Prophet sallallahu ‘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;

  1. 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 . Actually, you have to wash your clothes from feces, urine, sperm, blood, and vomit.
  2. Abu Hanifah said, “If the sperm is wet, it must be washed, but if it is dry, then it is scraped.” That is to practice the two hadiths.
  3. Ash-Shafi’i, his followers, and Ahmad (Ahmad has two opinions and this is his valid opinion) said, “That sperm is holy.” They say that because there is a hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas;

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ :سُئِلَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنِ الْمَنِيِّ الَّذِيْ يُصِيْبُ الثَّوْبَ , قَالَ : إِنَّمَا هُوَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ الْمَخَاطِ وَالْبَزَاقِ وَالْبُصَاقِ , وَقَالَ : إِنَّمَا يُكْفِيْكَ أَنْ تَمْسَحَهُ بِخَرْقَةٍ أَوْ ادَّخَرَةٍ . أَخَرْجَهُ الدَّارُقُطْنِيُّ وَالْبَيْهَقِيُّ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallâhu ‘anhu, he said, “The Prophet sallallaâhu hu alaihi wa sallam was once asked about the sperm that was attached to the clothes. He said, “Indeed it is like snot and saliva.” He also said, “Surely you can just wipe it with a rag…” The hadith is narrated by ad-Daruquthni and al-Baihaqi.

Obligations Related to Sperm

Although the status of the sperm was sacred, but when it had come out of one’s vital organ, then he had to do a Jinabah bath. So, because the sperm is one of the things that someone has a big hadas, something that requires him to do a Jinabah bath.

We can find the information in the hadith below;

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.

There are several things related to the hadith above that we need to know, that a Muslim is obliged to take a bath if his sperm has come out. Of course, there are many things that can cause someone’s sperm to come out. The most common are sex and dreams of having sex. What if it’s caused by masturbation? It’s the same. The important point in this discussion is coming of sperm!

A description of it can also be found in the following hadith;

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَغْتَسِلُ مِنْ أَرْبَعٍ : مِنَ الْجَنَابَةِ ، وَيَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ ، وَمِنَ الْحِجَامَةِ ، وَغَسْلِ الْمَيِّتِ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ

From Aisha radliyallaahu ha anha, she (she) said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bathed from four things; friendly, Friday, hold on, and bathe those who have died.

There are several things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

  1. Hadith above explain, that janabah (sex and sperm discharge) requires someone to take a bath.
  2. Someone is recommended to take a bath on Friday, after recording, and after bathing the person who has died.

That is a brief explanation about some important things related to sperm according to Islam. Hopefully this article is useful!

See you again in the next article!

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