Fatwa: # 18282
Category: Ramadan
Country: Pakistan
Date: 4th September 2009

Title

can we do intercourse during fast of ramazan if no then what will be the kafara

Question

can we do intercourse during fast of ramazan if no then what will be the kafara

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh  

Please refer to fatwā #18268 at the following location:

http://askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.php?askid=00094e00f8ec7b766dfc0d6d87f5822f

And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

 

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

If you forgetfully had sexual intercourse during the time of fasting, then your fast will not break nor would it require any qadā’ or kaffārah.  However, if this was done intentionally, then the fast will break and will necessitate, both, qadā’ and kaffārah.  Therefore, in addition to making up this fast after Ramadān (qadā’), you will need to fast for two consecutive lunar months or sixty days as kaffārah

If you start the first fast of your kaffārah on the first of the lunar month, then you will fast for two consecutive lunar months, regardless of whether they are of twenty-nine or thirty days.  However, if you start the fast on any other day besides the first of the month, then you will fast sixty consecutive days. 

It is important to note that the fasts must be consecutive.  If any day is missed in the middle, the whole kaffārah will need to be restarted.  However, if a woman experiences herhayd (period) during the fasts, then she will continue the fasts as soon as her hayd finishes and will not need to restart the kaffārah.

In addition to the qadā’ and kaffārah, you and your husband should beg Allāh Ta’ālā for forgiveness and make firm conviction not to repeat such an act.  InshāAllāh, Allāh Ta’ālāwill forgive you.

 (وهي الجماع في أحد السبيلينأي سبيل آدمي حي (على الفاعلوإن لم ينزل (وعلى (المفعول به)

(مراقي الفلاح المطبوع بحاشية الطحطاوي، كتاب الصوم، باب ما يفيد به الصوم وتجب به الكفارة مع القضاءص 664؛العلمية)

 (فتاوى محمودية، كتاب الصوم، باب قضاء الصوم وكفارته وفديته: 10/169-170؛ فاروقية)

 (أحسن الفتاوى، كتاب الصوم: 4/451-452؛ سعيد)

 (المرجع السابق: 4/460)

 And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

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