Breaking Sawm purposefully on a day of Ramadaan

Question: What is the ruling on breaking one’s Sawm (Fast) in Ramadaan whether with or without a legal excuse?

Answer: Anyone who breaks Sawm in Ramadaan without a valid excuse is to be considered a sinner, and has to make up for it. However, if a person breaks his Sawm by having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan, he should pay the Kaffaarah (expiation) which is to emancipate a believing slave... read more here.

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