Having sexual intercourse with the wife in one of the days of Ramadaan while fasting

Question: An anonymous person says that 30 years ago, he married a woman and had sexual intercourse with her on one of the days of Ramadaan while he was fasting. He neglected that matter all this time because he was ignorant. However, he admits that he knew that this is impermissible and that he has to fast two months, emancipate a Muslim slave, or feed sixty poor people. He says that he cannot fast two months. In addition, his financial conditions are bad and he cannot free a slave or feed sixty people. Hence, I refer his question to you and hope that you will answer him. May Allaah grant you all success and benefit Islaam and Muslims with you. All praise is due to Allaah.

Answer: If anyone has sexual intercourse with his wife while fasting in the daytime in Ramadaan, he is required to repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) for that act. In addition, it is obligatory on him to make up for that day and to observe the Kaffaarah (expiation) for his act. The Kaffaarah is to emancipate a Muslim slave… read more here.

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