Does having a wet dream (being junub in sleep) invalidate fasting?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

To reach the morning as junub:

To become junub before dawn due to any reason and to reach the morning like that does not harm fasting. However, it is necessary to make ghusl before the sun rises and perform the morning (fajr) prayer. For, it is not permissible to remain in the state of janabah more than a time period of a prayer.  

To have a wet dream while sleeping during the day:

To have a wet dream while sleeping during the day does not invalidate fasting because it occurs involuntarily. It is necessary to make ghusl before the time period for the prayer passes. (al-Muhit - Bahr ar-Raiq - Ibn Nujaym - Ibn Abidin)

(see Celal YILDIRIM, Kaynaklarıyla İslam Fıkhı, Uysal Kitabevi: II/214-215)

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