Sperm release during ehram.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear Brother,


Please help one of my friend's problem in spirit of Quran & Hadith.


He perform a Haj few years ago that time he was un-married now he is married and had kids while stone throwing in Jimrat he was in plunge of performers as well as men and women during this rush hour accidentally without any intention he get very closer a women and he loose his control..... pls understand. After that he get bath and completed all others arkan of hajj. ( All above matter is word to word by my friend ).


In this situation till dated he is very shameful and and couldn't speaks this matter with any one. Now he want to perform hajj along with his wife.


Please kindly advice him what shall Kuffara or Dam he must do.


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Sperm release during ehram

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


If one who is performing the pilgrimage of Hajj and has sexual intercourse or intentionally releases his ‘mani’ or sperm during the prescribed Hajj days, one would have deemed to have violated one of the prohibition of the pilgrimage and an atonement of a sacrifice would indeed be due from such a person.


But if one unintentionally or accidentally in the process of performing the Hajj pilgrimage lost control of his emotions and reached an orgasm whereby ‘mani’ was actually released from his private parts during the prescribed Hajj days….although his Hajj pilgrimage would be considered valid, what happened was indeed a sin and one must seek sincere repentance from their Lord for their error.


Because the sin committed was unintentional and accidental, the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that although a sacrifice is not due as atonement, it would be prudent that the person offers a sacrifice as atonement and seeks sincere forgiveness from Allah Subhanah for his error….it is expected that he will find his Lord Forgiving and Merciful, Insha Allah. 


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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