Fondling one’s wife while fasting in Ramadaan

Question: Although I have a strong belief in Allaah (Exalted be He), Satan incited me during the blessed month of Ramadaan to engage in foreplay with my wife. We kissed and hugged one another while wearing our clothes, the matter that caused us to reach orgasm. In fact, this took place during the early days of our marriage and we did so on three days of Ramadaan, bearing in mind that we did not break our fast during these days in the sense that we continued fasting without eating or drinking. This took place during the month of Ramadaan, 1410 AH. The present Ramadaan has come while we have not expiated or made up for the mistake we committed during Ramadaan two years ago due to our ignorance regarding the liabilities resulting from such a mistake. Give us a Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by qualified Muslim scholar), may Allaah reward you!

Answer: If the case is as you mentioned, your fast was invalidated and both of you must make up for the days on which this took place. Since you delayed expiation without a legal excuse till a subsequent Ramadaan came, each of you should make up for these days, in addition to feeding one poor person for every day you did so an amount of 1.5 kg of the local staple food. Moreover, you must repent to Allaah and ask His Forgiveness… read more here.

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