While traveling, a person broke his Sawm and then had sexual intercourse with his wife

Question: I was on a journey in Ramadaan and I broke my fast while traveling. Then, I returned from traveling and went home. I saw my wife and had sexual intercourse with her in the daytime of Ramadaan while she was fasting. She was not unwilling but she was ignorant because she is illiterate. She thought that fasting a day in place of the missed day is enough. This happened a short time ago. She decided to fast two successive months without asking anyone but she could only fast 15 days. Please explain what we should do. May Allaah guide you to what is right!

Answer: You have to pay Kaffaarah (expiation) according to your capacity. It is to emancipate a believing slave; and if you cannot, you should fast two successive months. If this is not possible, you should offer food to sixty poor persons: for each one half a Saa` (1 Saa`=3 kg. Approx.) of wheat, rice or other such local staple food… read more here.

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