Breaking Sawm in the daytime in Ramadaan

Question: What is the ruling on someone who intentionally violated the sanctity of Ramadaan?

Answer: If you mean that he broke his Sawm (Fast) on one or more days during Ramadaan without a valid excuse and without engaging in sexual intercourse, then he has committed a major sin; and it is obligatory on him to make sincere Tawbah (repentance to Allaah) and make up for the day on which he has broken his Sawm. However, if he broke his Sawm by engaging in sexual intercourse, it is obligatory on him to do what was mentioned above in addition to offering Kaffaarah (expiation), which is to emancipate a believing slave… read more here.

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