Wadi invalidates wudu.

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Assalamualaikum...My question to you is-every girl experiences a thick white fluid coming out of her vagina at any time of the day.please note that fluid is neither madhi nor mani and not wadhi.it is something natural and comes out automatically without any sexual thoughts or so.girls do not feel it coming out and no wetness is felt.now what i what to know is does this invalidate the wudu?and does this make our clothes impure?please reply as soon as possible.thank you. 


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Wadi invalidates wudu

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Other than urine, there are basically three types of discharges that are released from one’s private organs:

  1. Wadi (a thick white secretion)
  2. Madhi (a sort of slow release of lubricant just prior to a full sexual discharge)
  3. Mani (a full sexual discharge)


One’s state of purification depends on what exactly is released from their private parts in Shariah, regardless of whether male or female.


If only ‘Wadi’ or ‘Madhi’ is released, one does not require a ‘ghusl’ or full bath to purify oneself; one must wash their private parts and the part of their clothes or body where the ‘wadi’ or ‘madhi’ has touched, do the ‘wudu’, and one would be eligible to make themselves available for prayer.


But when the ‘Mani’ or a full sexual discharge is released, it would become obligatory for the person to perform a ‘ghusl’ or full bath to purify oneself before making oneself available for prayer.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.10

Wadi is a thick white secretion discharged (by some people) after urination. It is considered impure.  Aishah said, " Wadi comes out after urination. The person should wash the private parts and perform ablution.  It is not necessary to perform ghusl. This is related by Ibn al-Mundhir.  Ibn 'Abbas related that "mani” (ejaculation or full sexual discharge) requires ghusl.  As for “madhi” (prostatic fluid or initial sexual discharge) and ‘wadi’ they require a complete purification."  This is related by al-Athram.  Al-Baihaqi has it with the wording, "Concerning ‘madhi’ and ‘wadi’, he said, 'Wash your sexual organs and perform the same type of ablution as you perform for prayer."'


Respected sister, from the description which you have provided it seems most probable that the secretion is ‘wadi’.  One does not require a ‘ghusl’ to purify oneself from ‘wadi’, but rather washing the parts of the body or clothes where it might have touched and the performance of wudu would more than suffice to make oneself available for prayer.


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