31. Wet Dreams of Men and Women

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1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَلاَءِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَرَى فِي الْمَنَامِ حَتَّى يَجِدَ الشَّهْوَةَ فَهُوَ يَرَى أَنَّهُ قَدِ احْتَلَمَ فَإِذَا اسْتَيْقَظَ لَمْ يَرَ فِي ثَوْبِهِ الْمَاءَ وَلاَ فِي جَسَدِهِ قَالَ لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ الْغُسْلُ وَقَالَ كَانَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) يَقُولُ إِنَّمَا الْغُسْلُ مِنَ الْمَاءِ الأكْبَرِ فَإِذَا رَأَى فِي مَنَامِهِ وَلَمْ يَرَ الْمَاءَ الأكْبَرَ فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ غُسْلٌ.


1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ who has said the following: “I once asked abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who experiences a wet dream and orgasm but when he wakes up, does not find any sign of discharge in his clothes or body. He (the Imam) said, ‘Ghusl (bath) is not necessary on him. 5 He (the Imam) said, ‘Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would say, “Ghusl (bath) becomes necessary because of major (semen) discharge. If one experiences a wet dream but does not find any sign of semen, Ghusl (bath) is not necessary on him.’””


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2ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ رَجُلٍ احْتَلَمَ فَلَمَّا انْتَبَهَ وَجَدَ بَلَلاً فَقَالَ لَيْسَ بِشَيْ‏ءٍ إِلاَّ أَنْ يَكُونَ مَرِيضاً فَعَلَيْهِ الْغُسْلُ.


2. Muhammad ibn ’Isma‘il has narrated from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who dreams and when he wakes up finds moisture and wet spots. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not necessary to do anything unless he suffers from an illness in which case he must take Ghusl (bath).”’ (Fatwa best explains this Hadith.)


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3ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ حَرِيزٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ قَالَ إِذَا كُنْتَ مَرِيضاً فَأَصَابَتْكَ شَهْوَةٌ فَإِنَّهُ رُبَّمَا كَانَ هُوَ الدَّافِقَ لَكِنَّهُ يَجِي‏ءُ مَجِيئاً ضَعِيفاً لَيْسَ لَهُ قُوَّةٌ لِمَكَانِ مَرَضِكَ سَاعَةً بَعْدَ سَاعَةٍ قَلِيلاً قَلِيلاً فَاغْتَسِلْ مِنْهُ.


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa from Hariz from Zurarah who has said the following: “He (the Imam) has said, ‘When you suffer from an illness and experience orgasm, it may take place with excitement, but if it takes place in a weak manner with less force because of your illness, in intervals little by little, in such case Ghusl (bath) is obligatory.’”


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4ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنِ ابْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ حَرِيزٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) الرَّجُلُ يَرَى فِي الْمَنَامِ وَيَجِدُ الشَّهْوَةَ فَيَسْتَيْقِظُ وَيَنْظُرُ فَلاَ يَجِدُ شَيْئاً ثُمَّ يَمْكُثُ بَعْدُ فَيَخْرُجُ قَالَ إِنْ كَانَ مَرِيضاً فَلْيَغْتَسِلْ وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَرِيضاً فَلاَ شَيْ‏ءَ عَلَيْهِ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ فَمَا فَرْقٌ بَيْنَهُمَا فَقَالَ لأَنَّ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا كَانَ صَحِيحاً جَاءَ بِدُفْقَةٍ وَقُوَّةٍ وَإِذَا كَانَ مَرِيضاً لَمْ يَجِىْ إِلاَّ بَعْدُ.


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ibn al-Mughirah from Hariz from ibn abu Ya‘fur who has said the following: “I once said to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, there is a man who experiences wet dream and orgasm. He then wakes up and does not find anything, but after a while discharge takes place. He (the Imam) said, ‘If he suffers from an illness, he must take Ghusl (bath), but if he does not suffer from any illness he is not obligated for Ghusl (bath).’ I then asked him (the Imam), ‘What is the difference between the two cases?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is because in the case of one without illness, it comes spurting and with force, but in the case of one suffering from an illness it comes later.’”


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5ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الْمَرْأَةِ تَرَى فِي الْمَنَامِ مَا يَرَى الرَّجُلُ قَالَ إِذَا أَنْزَلَتْ فَعَلَيْهَا الْغُسْلُ وَإِنْ لَمْ تُنْزِلْ فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهَا الْغُسْلُ.


5. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hammad ibn ‘Uthman from al- Halabiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a woman who experiences in her dream what a man does. He (the Imam) said, ‘If she experiences discharge Ghusl (bath) is necessary on her; if there is no discharge, Ghusl (bath) is not necessary.’”


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6ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنِ الْمَرْأَةِ تَرَى أَنَّ الرَّجُلَ يُجَامِعُهَا فِي الْمَنَامِ فِي فَرْجِهَا حَتَّى تُنْزِلَ قَالَ تَغْتَسِلُ. وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ أُخْرَى قَالَ عَلَيْهَا غُسْلٌ وَلَكِنْ لاَ تُحَدِّثُوهُنَّ بِهَذَا فَيَتَّخِذْنَهُ عِلَّةً.


6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a woman who in her dream finds a man who engages in an intercourse with her until she experiences orgasm. He (the Imam) said, ‘She must take Ghusl (bath).”’ According to another Hadith, she must take Ghusl (bath) but must not inform others to avoid ridicule.


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7ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَنَامُ وَلَمْ يَرَ فِي نَوْمِهِ أَنَّهُ احْتَلَمَ فَيَجِدُ فِي ثَوْبِهِ وَعَلَى فَخِذِهِ الْمَاءَ هَلْ عَلَيْهِ غُسْلٌ قَالَ نَعَمْ.


7. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from Sama‘ah who has said the following: “I once asked abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who does not experience any wet dream but he finds wet spots on his thigh and his clothes. Is Ghusl (bath) necessary for him? He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, Ghusl (bath) is necessary.”


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