A person starts sexual intercourse with his wife on the first day of Ramadaan a short time before dawn

Question 66: On the first day of Ramadaan, I had sexual intercourse with my wife a while before Fajr Prayer, and we did not realize that this day was the first of Ramadaan except after sunrise, knowing that we fasted on this day after recognizing that it was Ramadaan. Please advise me if there is any other expiation for this other than fasting for two consecutive months, as I am an employee, and have no capability to offer Sawm (Fast) at the time being. Please advise me in this regard, May Allaah reward you amply!

Answer: If the case is as mentioned, then there is no expiation on you for not knowing that the month had begun… read more here.

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