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 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.

Watching a pornographic movie during the day in Ramadaan

Question: I watched pornographic movie during the day in Ramadaan. Is my Sawm (Fast) considered valid or not?

Answer: It is impermissible for Muslims in general to watch immoral movies during Ramadaan or otherwise, but the sin is graver when it is committed in Ramadaan. If the fasting person ejaculates due to sexual arousal, the Sawm is invalid and it is Waajib (obligatory) on him to make up for that day... read more here.

Does Madee invalidate one’s Sawm?

Question: During last Ramadaan, my wife and I would sleep in bed and talk to each other while fasting. Sometimes I would have an erection and feel excited, then I would slip away but a small viscous and colorless spot would come out of my penis. Please take into consideration that when I have an erection when I am not with my wife, the same viscous colorless spot comes out after five minutes. Does this invalidate Sawm (Fast) and should I take Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge)? I hope you could clarify this point for me.

Answer: Discharge of Madee (thin white viscid fluid secreted due to sexual thoughts or desire) does not invalid Sawm according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. What you asked about is Madee and when it is emitted... read more here.

Ejaculation due to sexual thoughts

Question: I have committed a sin and I ask Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) to help me find a solution to my problem with Your Eminence. I am a young man with a burning sexual desire. During the month of Ramadaan, Satan tempted me and made me ejaculate semen after I had imagined there was a woman before me during the day of Ramadaan while I was observing Sawm (Fast) though I am unmarried and I am about to take the second term exams. I am still a university student. I ask Allaah Almighty to help me find a solution to my problem. What should I do? What is the solution to my problem? Is it Waajib (obligatory) on me to make up for this day and offer a Kaffaarah (expiation)? I would be grateful if you could give me the ruling on this case, may Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: If you ejaculate semen during the day of Ramadaan after imagining that there is a woman before you, there is no sin on you, but you have to dismiss such thoughts and seek to safeguard yourself through marriage because Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error... read more here.

Fondling his wife, he had an erection and ejaculated while fasting

Question: Does an erection due to kissing one’s wife render Wudoo’ and Sawm (Fast) Baatil (null and void) or Wudoo’ only? Another question: What is the ruling on wearing perfume while fasting; is it Haraam (prohibited) or Makrooh (disliked)?

Answer: Generally, as a fasting person, you should keep yourself away from acts which render Sawm incomplete or Baatil. The Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: When any one of you is fasting, he should neither have sexual relations with his wife nor behave impudently; and if anyone abuses him or quarrels with him he should say: “I am fasting.”(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)... read more here.