Masturbating during the day in Ramadaan while being unable to offer Kaffaarah

Question: A person performed the act of masturbation during the day in Ramadaan and he could not emancipate a slave, observe Sawm (Fast) for two successive months, or feed sixty needy persons as a Kaffaarah (expiation). It is worth mentioning that this person performed this act more than once during the day in Ramadaan. What is the ruling on this?

Answer: Whoever performs the act of masturbation while observing Sawm during Ramadaan commits a forbidden sin which renders Sawm invalid. Therefore, this person has to offer Tawbah (repentance to Allaah) for and make up for that day, but he does not have to offer any Kaffaarah (expiation) as the Kaffaarah is prescribed in Islaam for the act of sexual intercourse during the day in Ramadan. The act of masturbation is not deemed as an act of sexual intercourse... read more here.

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