Had a wet dream whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.7790
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 442, Fatwa No.368

Question: In one of the days in Ramadhaan, whilst fasting I went to sleep and had a wet dream. What is the ruling regarding this, and do I have to make an expiation?

Response: One who has a wet dream whilst fasting or in a state of ihraam for Hajj or ‘Umrah has no sin upon him nor any expiation and this act will have no [negative] baring on his fast, Hajj or ‘Umrah. He must perform the ghusl accorded to the major impurity if he excreted any sperm as a result.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.