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Did my fast break?

Last updated: 28th September 2006
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Assalamu'alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathu to all
Dear Muftis, Ulamaas, etc

What if u touch your private parts(male) with sexual intent say for masturbating but u do not complete the act hence no mazi comes out. Maybe mani did. Does your fast break?

Assalamu'alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathu


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Masturbation leading to ejaculation breaks the fast. (Without ejaculation, it does not.) However, it does not require expiation (kaffara). [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah ; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ]

Masturbation is prohibited and sinful, especially in Ramadan. One must repent sincerely to Allah Ta'ala and commit not to return to this error.

Allah Ta'ala says : "Say: 'O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins! Despair not of the mercy of Allaah; verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful'. [39:53].

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
5th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London