Having sex with an animal during the daytime in Ramadaan

Question: A weak man is now 60 years old, and he remembers that he committed a major sin when he was less than 20 years of age. He had sex with a she-donkey during the daytime in Ramadaan 36 years ago. He asked for a private Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) about his act. We cannot give him the answeror give him Fatwaa. We hope that Allaah (Exalted be He) will help you give us Fatwaa in this regard. We also ask you to reply to us in a written letter. We supplicate to Allaah, the All-High and Omnipotent to multiply your reward and to accept our repentance and that of all Muslims, for He is the Best Guardian and the Supporter.

Answer: This man is required to make up for the day in which he did it, feed a poor person for delaying making up for that day, and repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) for what he did… read more here.

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Hearing the Athaan being proclaimed after having sexual intercourse

Question: At dawn on Sunday (29/9/1416 A.H.) in the blessed month of Ramadaan, I had sexual intercourse with my wife in a closed room at 5:17 am and we finished shortly at 5:22 am. The time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer of Makkah was 5:31 am while the time of Fajr Prayer of Qunfudhah city was about 5:26 am on Sunday. When I finished and went out to take Ghusl (full ritual bath) I heard the Athaan (call to Prayer) of Fajr Prayer. Then, after about two minutes, the Mu’ath-thin (caller to Prayer) of the nearby mosque announced the Athaan. Am I sinful for having sexual intercourse with my wife at that time? It is noted that I did so another time in 1413 A.H. Really, I am greatly perplexed, especially as my wife refused and she did so unwillingly. She suffers from a simple disease in her body.

I hope you will give me a Fatwaa (legal opinion issued a qualified Muslim scholar) for, as you know, this is a blessed month and we want to perfect our Sawm (Fast). It should be taken into consideration that my wife and I completed our Sawm and did not break it until that Sunday. May Allaah reward you the best.

Answer: If the reality is what is mentioned, that after you finished sexual intercourse when you heard the Mu’ath-thin (caller to Prayer) and you became sure that some minutes remained between the occurrence of Fajr Prayer and sexual intercourse, then there is no blame on you, because sexual intercourse took place outside the time of Sawm. There is no blame on you for performing Ghusl after the beginning of the time of Fajr… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse during Athaan

Question: About 25 years ago, I had sexual intercourse with my husband in the daytime in Ramadaan while the Athaan (call to Prayer) of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer was about to finish. My husband is a wise and old person and I do not know if he was aware of the ruling at that time or not. However, I did not know that doing so is impermissible because I was about 20 years old at the time, but I recently knew it through listening to the radio and because knowledge is now widespread.

I hope you will give me a Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard, because I deeply regret it. May Allaah reward you the best.

Answer: If the Mu’ath-thin (caller to Prayer) was pronouncing the Athaan upon the break of dawn, it means that you had sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan, and each of you has to make up for this day and to pay the Kaffaarah (expiation), which is to emancipate a Muslim slave… read more here.

Ruling on a person who committed premarital intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan

Question: What is the ruling on Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) in Ramadaan? A man committed this sin when he was ignorant and he asks Allaah (Exalted be He) for forgiveness. It is noted that he is now married and has children. He asked about that and he was told that he has to fast two successive months. But, if he does so, his wife and family will ask why, which will surely cause damage to his character in front of his family, and Allaah (Exalted be He) has veiled him. Thus, is it permissible for him to feed the poor or to free a Muslim slave in order to preserve his dignity and protect his family, which may be disunited because of the mistake he committed before marriage?

Answer: It is obligatory on the man in question to repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) and observe the Kaffarah (expiation) which is to free a Muslim slave; and if this is not possible, then he should fast two consecutive months. If he cannot do that, he should feed sixty poor people… read more here.

Committing premarital intercourse during Ramadaan

Question: A questioner says: What is the ruling on a person who committed premarital intercourse during the day of Ramadaan and continued committing this sin for three days? What should he do, especially that he turned to Allaah in repentance and regretted the past? Kindly, support your answer with evidence and the opinion of scholars.

Answer: The man and the woman should offer a Kaffaarah (expiation) for each of the three days. A Kaffaarah is to emancipate a believing slave; and if they do not find, they have to fast two consecutive months… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife during the daytime in Ramadaan and delaying the Kaffaarah

Question: A man had sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime in Ramadaan. He knew the Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) about this from the people of knowledge but he could not find a Muslim slave to free and he could not fast. The only option he has now is to feed the needy. This took place three years ago. Is he sinful because he delayed making up for this day and is there a required Kaffaarah (expiation)?

Answer: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife in the daytime in Ramadaan, he is obliged to make up for it and to observe the Kaffaarah, which is to emancipate a Muslim slave. If this is not possible, he is to fast two successive months… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife at the time of Fajr Salaah thinking that it was Tahajjud

Question: A man slept beside his wife after eating Suhoor (pre-dawn meal before the Fast) in Ramadaan and he was confused concerning the loud recitation of the Imaam (leader in congregational Prayer) in the mosque. He thought that it was Tahajjud (optional late night Prayer) and did not try to find out whether it was the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer or the Tahajjud Prayer, and he finally copulated with his wife. Surely, this man was able to turn on the light to know the time but he did not. However, after he had sex, he found out that it was the Fajr Prayer. By doing so, is he regarded as careless with and degrading the prohibitions of Allaah?

Answer: If the reality is as mentioned, that he had sexual intercourse with his wife after the break of Fajr in Ramadaan, thinking that the night did not elapse, he is not sinful because he did not seek to have sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan… read more here.

Entering part of the penis in the wife’s vagina in the daytime in Ramadaan thinking that this is not sexual intercourse

Question: In Ramadaan, I was newly married and I indulged in foreplay with my wife after the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. I would enter a part of my penis in her vagina with her assent. We did not ejaculate but we were pleased with that. I do not remember how many times this happened; perhaps three or four. What is the ruling on that and what should I do? May Allaah protect you.

Answer: If the reality is as mentioned in the question, it is Waajib (obligatory) on you to pay the Kaffaarah (expiation) of sexual intercourse during the day in Ramadaan. If the sexual intercourse took place on separate days, it is Waajib on you to offer Kaffaarah for the number of days in which you had sex and you have to make up for these days… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with the wife shortly before the Athaan of Fajr Salaah and finishing after hearing the first Athaan

Question: My colleague asked me to ask you the following question: “In Ramadaan 1418 A.H. I had sexual intercourse with my wife shortly before the Athaan (call to Prayer) of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer and I finished after I heard the first Athaan. I heard one Athaan from another mosque and while it was being pronounced, another Athaan started. I became confused and I did not know which was closer to the right time, because they were pronounced at different times. What is the ruling on my case?”

Answer: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife before dawn in Ramadaan and continued until the second Fajr and he is obliged to fast Ramadaan, he has to make up for that day and expiate for having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan… read more here.

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.

Having menstruation every month is no excuse for not observing expiatory Sawm

Question: I broke my Swam (Fast) in a day in Ramadaan when my husband had sexual intercourse with me with my approval. I made up for this day. Please give me a Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), because I am confused. I cannot observe Sawm two successive months and my health is not so good. Moreover, I have menstruation every month. Please answer me. May Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: Having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan invalidates Sawm and requires the expiation in addition to making up for that day. The expiation incumbent upon each of you is to emancipate a Muslim slave… read more here.

Obeying the husband in having sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan due to ignorance of the ruling

Question: I am aware of a few rulings about the Kaffaarah (expiation) of the nullification of Sawm (Fast) and I hope you will give me some information about the Kaffaarah of invalidating Sawm by having sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan. I knew from a Muslim scholar and also read in Al-Muslimoon newspaper that the Kaffaarah is to emancipate a Muslim slave; and if this is impossible, then a person should fast sixty days. If this is impossible, then sixty poor people should be fed.

I would like to ask you about the Kaffaarah of invalidating the Sawm because of having sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan. I do not know the Kaffaarah in detail and I ask you to give me the answer. May Allaah reward you in the best.

Does feeding sixty needy persons apply to the wife just like the husband and therefore the total number becomes 120 needy persons? Also, a husband might be aware that doing this spoils one’s Sawm, but his sexual drive overcame him, whereas the wife was unaware but simply obeyed her husband and so sexual intercourse took place in the daytime in Ramadaan with the approval of both of them.

Answer: If a husband has sexual intercourse with his wife in the daytime in Ramadaan, each of them is required to observe the Kaffaarah unless the wife does so unwillingly. In this case, there is no Kaffaarah incumbent on her… read more here.

He had sexual intercourse with his wife in the daytime in Ramadaan and was given a Fatwaa that if they do not perform Salaah, they need not to make up for the days of fast they missed

Question: I had sexual intercourse with my wife twice in the daytime in Ramadaan and in two different years. I remember that the first time I was returning from a journey but I do not remember the second time. Regardless of the excuse, I regret what I did and I ask Allaah (Exalted be He) to accept my repentance and forgive all my sins, for He is the All-Forgiving. I asked one of the shaykhs by phone while I was offering Hajj in the past year, 1414 AH. In Makkah. He told me that if I and my wife had been observing all the Prayers and had not been neglecting any of them for any reason, so we would have to fast two consecutive months. He added to me that if we offer some Prayers but neglect others, that we would be considered disbelievers. May Allaah protect us from that. Thus, according to him, we have to return to Islaam, regret what we did and not repeat it. We were stunned with this Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), especially because we testify that no one is worthy of worship but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah. We believe in Allaah, the Last Day, Angels, the revealed Books, and destiny, its good and bad.

Dear shaykh, please give us your Fatwaa regarding what I and my wife should do. May Allaah reward you with the best. I would like you to note that we cannot fast two successive months, because I donated my kidney to my brother in 1406 A.H. And I should drink water continually in order to preserve the other kidney. In addition, my wife suffers from several diseases. Anyway, we may be able to fast if we divided the two successive months, but is this sufficient? May Allaah reward you with all the good and benefit the Muslim nation with you. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Nearer, and the One Who answers supplications.

Answer: If you and your wife are unable to emancipate a Muslim slave or to fast in order to atone for having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan, both of you has to observe two expiations by feeding sixty poor persons for each time of expiation; each poor person takes half a Saa` (1 Saa`=3 kg. Approx.) from the staple food of the country. Thus, each of you has to give out sixty Saa`s and distribute them among sixty needy persons, and each takes a Saa`, which is about three kilograms… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with the wife in the daytime in Ramadaan, then performing Hajj this year

Question: A man had sexual intercourse with his wife several times in the daytime in Ramadaan. He was newly married and this happened some years ago. Then, they performed Hajj and `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). What is incumbent on them?

Answer: It is incumbent on them to make up for the days on which they had sexual intercourse and to feed a poor person for each day because they delayed making up for those days. Furthermore, it is obligatory on them to offer Kaffaarah (expiation) for each day on which they had sexual intercourse… read more here.

Beginning to practice sexual intercourse with the wife before the Athaan for Fajr Salaah and continuing till the Iqaamah

Question: After eating Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) on the 28th of Ramadaan, I had sexual intercourse with my wife and we finished when the Iqaamah (call to start Prayer) was announced. I do not know whetherintercourse took place before or after the time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. Please give me your Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) to know whether I have to make up for that day and whether I am charged with the due Kaffaarah (expiation).

Answer: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime or at night and continued till the daytime in Ramadaan, as indicated in the aforementioned question, he is required to make up for that day and to observe the due Kaffaarah, which is to emancipate a believing slave… read more here.

Does relinquishing the Diyah of the father make up for the expiation of having sex in the daytime in Ramadaan?

Question: I married a woman other than my present wife and the marriage took place in the month of Ramadan. I was a teenager at that time. However, I slept with my first wife on two days in the blessed month, repented to Allaah (Exalted be He), and completed my Swam (Fast). This took place ten years ago and I am still concerned about it after I knew that there is a specific expiation for that. Then, three or four years later, my father (may Allaah confer mercy upon him) died in a car accident and I pardoned the one who did it, because he was driving while my father (may Allaah be merciful to him) was walking along the side of the road. Does my pardoning make up for the expiation as I did so for the sake of Allaah or how can I atone for my wrongdoing? May Allaah reward you all the good and support Islaam and Muslims by you.

Answer: If the case is as you mentioned, it is obligatory on both you and your wife to offer expiation for having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan. It is to emancipate a believing slave. If this is impossible, it is to fast two successive months… read more here.

Kaffaarah should be paid for each missed day of fast

Question: I had sexual intercourse with my wife twice in the blessed month of Ramadaan, 1403 AH. And another time on one day from the blessed month in 1407 A.H. Anyway, I made up for these days after the end of each Ramadaan, but I did not observe the due Kaffaarah for them. Because I worked in a remote area where there was no electricity and roads were rugged, I could not fast two successive months. I hope you will give me a suitable solution to my case.

Moreover, I want to ask whether I should offer Kaffaarah by feeding sixty poor persons for each day or for all the days at once, because they were separated. In addition, what is the quantity of the Kaffarah and is it allowable to spend it in charitable acts, such as building a mosque or a house for some poor people?

I hope you will give me a written answer. May Allaah reward you with all good for Islaam and Muslims. He is the All-Hearing and All-Answering. Thanks very much.

Answer: If the case is as you mentioned, you are obliged to make up for these three days, repent to Allaah (Exalted be He), and ask Him for forgiveness. In addition, you are charged with three expiations because sexual intercourse took place on separate days… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with the wife in the daytime of Ramadaan due to ignorance

Question: I was young and uneducated when I got married. My husband used to have sex with me in the daytime in Ramadaan and I was agreeable, but I was ignorant of the punishment and so was he. Now, he is dead and I do not know the number of days on which I did so. What should I do?

Answer: You are required to observe the due Kaffaarah (expiation) of each day of Ramadaan where you had sexual intercourse. The Kaffaarah is to emancipate a believing slave. If you cannot do that, you have to fast two successive months (60 days)… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with the wife in the daytime of Ramadaan due to ignorance

Question: I was young and uneducated when I got married. My husband used to have sex with me in the daytime in Ramadaan and I was agreeable, but I was ignorant of the punishment and so was he. Now, he is dead and I do not know the number of days on which I did so. What should I do?

Answer: You are required to observe the due Kaffaarah (expiation) of each day of Ramadaan where you had sexual intercourse. The Kaffaarah is to emancipate a believing slave. If you cannot do that, you have to fast two successive months (60 days)… read more here.

Getting up in a state of Janaabah due to lack of water and breaking fast assuming that it is impermissible to fast in this state

Question: I got married more than 30 years ago. I am Bedouin and illiterate and I have no religious knowledge. Moreover, there are no knowledgeable people around and we are in complete ignorance of the matters of our religion. However, I had sexual intercourse with my wife in Ramadaan after Fajr (Dawn) Prayer and she was willing. We broke our fast together that day and it was our first Ramadaan (i.e. in marriage). We were young and we did so thinking that being Junub (person in a state of major ritual impurity) because I slept with her during night and there was no water, it was impermissible to fast without Ghusl (full ritual bath following major ritual impurity). Therefore, I copulated with her after Fajr Prayer and we were ignorant of the related rulings.

Answer: It is obligatory on you to repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) and not do so again. Then, you have to do the required Kaffaarah (expiation), which is to emancipate a believing slave for each one of you. If this is not possible, each of you has to fast two successive months… read more here.

Returning home from a journey while not fasting, having sexual intercourse, and breaking fast the next day

Question: I traveled to Egypt by bus and it took three days. I broke my fast during those days because I was on a journey and I intended to make up for them later. When I arrived in Egypt and went home in the afternoon I had sexual intercourse with my fasting wife. She disagreed in the beginning but when I told her that we would make up for it, In-Shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills) on another day, she agreed but I was unaware of the Kaffaarah (expiation) when I made her break her fast. I thought that it is like any day as in the case of a traveler or a sick person, and she can make up for it.I would like to know the ruling on this day and whether I have to offer Kaffaarah or only her.

Then, at night when it was 1 am, I slept with her and we went to bed to relax and prepare for Suhur (pre-dawn meal before the Fast) while having the intention to fast the following day. However, we woke up at 11 am in the morning. We had neither made Ghusl (full ritual bath following major ritual impurity) nor eaten Suhoor and I was very tired from traveling. Therefore, we also broke our fast on that day. Do we have to observe expiation for this day?

Moreover, is one Kaffaarah enough for both days altogether or does each day require one? If the Kaffaarah is what I read in the Book of Allaah (Exalted be He) to fast two consecutive months, and we are not able to fast, what is the alternative? May Allaah reward you the best.

Answer: Neglecting Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) or Suhoor does not affect one’s fast, and you should have completed your fast which you intended at night. Hence, you made an error and you have to make up for these two days and feed one poor person for each day if you have delayed it until another Ramadaan came… read more here.

Returning home from a journey while not fasting, then having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan

Question: A man traveled to Makkah Al-Mukarramah and returned home in the Eastern Region while he had broken his fast. Then, he had sexual intercourse with his wife in the daytime of Ramadaan, taking into account that he was unaware of the ruling. His wife asked him fearing that there is something wrong in that but he said: “In-Shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills), there is nothing wrong in that.” However, he is doubtful about the matter and wants to know the ruling: What should be done if it was forbidden, and what would be the Kaffaarah (expiation)?

Answer: Each of you has to offer Kaffaarah, which is to emancipate a believing slave. If this is not possible, each of you has to fast two successive months. If this is also not possible, then each of you has to feed sixty poor persons… read more here.

Returning home from a journey, breaking one’s fast, and having sexual intercourse

Question: I traveled to a place that was 240 kilometers away and I broke my fast. On the second day, I had sexual intercourse with my wife and stayed with my relatives for three days while I had the intention to travel at anytime during these three days and I broke my fast. I hope you will illustrate the ruling on having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan, taking into consideration that my intention was to travel to another place 250 kilometers away -from Saudi Arabia to Syria because I traveled to the Levant (the region covering Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine) to receive medication. I returned home with the intention of fasting but I had sexual intercourse and broke my fast on another day. Hence, I have broken my fast for two days. May Allaah protect you.

Answer: No Kaffaarah (expiation) is required for having had sexual intercourse while travelling, since it is permissible for someone on a journey to break his fast by copulation and such permissible things but it is obligatory to make up for the day he broke fast. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: …and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. … read more here.

Having sex with the wife during the daytime in Ramadaan without complete penetration

Question: All praise is due to Allaah, I am a young Muslim man. I got married a week before Ramadaan but I had sex with my wife during the daytime in Ramadaan without complete penetration and we were both fasting. We have deeply regretted doing this and I ask Allaah (Exalted be He) for forgiveness. I know that the Kaffaarah (expiation) of this is to free a Muslim slave or to fast two consecutive months. If I am unable to do that, I have to feed sixty poor persons. The first two are difficult for me because the first is now not available and, for the second, I cannot fast two consecutive months because I am an employee and I have to go to distant places during work and I do not have two months leave available to me. My question: Is feeding sixty needy persons sufficient, and what is the manner of doing so?

Answer: It is forbidden to have sexual intercourse in the daytime in Ramadaan. It invalidates fasting and entails the major expiation mentioned in the question. It is to be observed in the following order: emancipating a believing slave. If this is impossible, it is to fast two successive months… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse without ejaculation in the daytime in Ramadaan entails Kaffaarah

Question: I got married when I was about sixteen and now I am eighty years old. I have approached my wife in the daytime in Ramadaan while I was fasting. I have had sex her without ejaculation and I do not know how many times I moved in her. I would like to ask you whether I have to make up for such days. May Allaah keep you benefiting Muslims. I hope you will answer me in order not be charged with that in the Hereafter.

Answer: You and your wife, if she did so willingly, are asked for expiation. It is to emancipate a believing slave. If you could not do that, you have to fast two successive months. If this is even impractical for you, each of you have to feed sixty poor persons… read more here.

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.

Breaking Sawm deliberately during Ramadaan and then having sexual intercourse

Question: I got married at an early age in 1369 A.H. And lived in a desert area where there was almost no water. In the same year, the month of Ramadaan came, and we fasted the first two or three days, and on the fourth or the fifth day my wife and I decided to break our fast. We actually did so and I had sexual intercourse with her. We were ignorant and knew no Hadeeths except that we heard from some people that making up for a missed day (of Ramadaan) can be done by fasting a day. We broke our fast on this day and made up for it afterwards. Could you please inform us about the expiation of this day? May Allaah protect you.

Answer: You and your wife have to repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) immediately because breaking fast in Ramadaan without a legal excuse is a major sin. It is obligatory on each of you to perform the expiation,which is to emancipate a believing slave… read more here.

Offering Kaffaarah for breaking Sawm and falling ill during it

Question: If someone is required to offer a Kaffaarah (expiation) for breaking their Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan, but when they were offering the Kaffaarah, they fell seriously ill and had to take medicine. Should they start their Sawm a fresh or resume it after recovery?

Answer: Anyone who interrupted offering a Kaffaarah for having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan due to illness has to resume their Sawm and not to start afresh. This is because they are excused… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with the wife during Ramadaan assuming that dawn has not broken yet

Question: Three years ago, I had sexual intercourse with my wife during one Ramadaan night. On finishing, it turned out that dawn had broken and thatthe time to start Sawm (Fast) had passed half an hour before. I then proceeded to ask one Shaykh who advised me to feed 60 poor people. Therefore, I prepared a charity food for this purpose but could not feed the complete number of sixty poor people. Should my wife and I feed sixty poor people collectively or individually? If it is unfeasible to feed 60 poor people in total, how much should we pay approximately, instead and how and where should we pay it?

Please, bear in mind that I have been feeling guilty about having done so ever since, especially during the blessed month of Ramadaan.

Answer: It is obligatory on the one who had sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime of Ramadaan to repent, ask Allaah for forgiveness, and pay Kaffaarah (expiation) in addition to making up for the day on which sexual intercourse took place… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse without ejaculation in the daytime in Ramadaan entails Kaffaarah

Question: I am a young man that married just before Ramadaan. At the beginning of Ramadaan, I had sexual intercourse with my wife out of mutual desire during the daytime. However, I did not ejaculate thinking that we would be liable for Kaffaarah (expiation) if I ejaculate. The following Ramadaan, we did the same although my wife was not willing to do so as she doubted that we were liable for Kaffaarah for doing so.

However, I ejaculated that time. In fact, I do not know whether Kaffaarah is necessary for the former or the latter Ramadaan. Note that I am now about to feed sixty poor persons: How much money should my wife and I pay for feeding sixty poor persons for the two months? It would be better if you give us an address (of a charitable organization) to which we can send the money of the Kaffaarah. Please give us a Fatwaa on this regard. May Allaah reward you with the best and grant you success!

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, you are both liable for Kaffaarah in addition to making up for the first day on which you broke your fast, as well as repentance and asking Allaah (Exalted be He) to forgive the sin you committed… read more here.

Breaking fast one day deliberately in Ramadaan

Question: I deliberately broke my fast one day in Ramadaan and thus, I want to feed sixty poor persons.

My question is: Is it obligatory to feed them all at once? Or, may I feed three or four poor persons, for example, per day? Is it permissible to feed my poor family members such as my father, mother or brothers?

Answer: If you broke your fast during Ramadaan through anything other than having sexual intercourse, you will not be liable for Kaffaarah (expiation) according to the correct scholarly opinion. In such a case, you just have to repent and make up for that day on whichyou broke your fast… read more here.

Feeding the poor as a Kaffaarah should extend for sixty days

Question: Is the obligation of feeding sixty poor people discharged when the total amount – enough for sixty people – is given in one container to one family provider?

Answer: Feeding poor people can take the form of giving each poor person half a Saa` (1 Saa`= 3 kg. Approx.), which equals approximately 1.5 kg, of a staple foodstuff. However, it will discharge the obligation to gather the aggregate number of poor people and offer them lunch or dinner according to the correct opinion maintained by scholars… read more here.

A man had sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime in Ramadaan being ignorant of the ruling and the Kaffaarah

Question: A man had sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime in Ramadaan being ignorant of the ruling and the Kaffaarah (expiation). However, later he came to know about his mistake. What should he do?

Answer: Anyone who has sexual intercourse with his wife during the daytime in Ramadaan is liable for Kaffaarah, which is emancipating a believing slave, fasting for two successive months if the previous option is unavailable, or feeding sixty poor people if the two previous options are not available in addition to repentance and making up for that day… read more here.

Does feeding children to pay Kaffaarah suffice?

Question: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: And for him who is unable to do so, he should feed sixty of Miskeen (poor). Are children considered among the category of Miskeens? What kind of food should I give to them? Is there a certain kind of food? Is it permissible to clothe them instead of feeding them?

Answer: First, if those who look after children do not have money to spend on them because they are poor, they are considered among the category of the Miskeens regarding offering Kaffaarah (expiation)… read more here.

Should the Kaffaarah for the missed day of Sawm be feeding a Miskeen for an entire day or just one meal?

Question: How should I feed? Should I feed a Miskeen (a needy person) for an entire day, that is, from the morning to the evening, or just one meal?

Answer: It suffices to give every one of the sixty Miskeens 1/2 Saa`, (1 Saa`= 3 kg. Approx.) of the staple food eaten by your family… read more here.

A person broke his Sawm during Ramadaan deliberately

Question: Three men broke their Sawm (Fast) intentionally in Ramadaan: one once, the second three days, and the third observed Sawm only one day. What is the ruling regarding each one of them?

Answer: It is obligatory on those who break their Sawm because of having sexual intercourse to make up for the missed days and offer Kaffaarah (expiation) for each day, that is, emancipating a believing bondsman, but if they do not find one, they must observe Sawm for two successive months… read more here.