Sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan

Question: I had intercourse with my wife during the daytime in Ramadaan. I was told that I have to offer a Kaffaarah (expiation), which is freeing a slave, observing Sawm (Fast) for two consecutive months, or feeding sixty poor people. However, I do not know whether this order of priority of the required Kaffaarah is obligatory to follow or is optional. Please give us a Fatwaa, may Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: If you intentionally had intercourse with your wife during the daytime in Ramadaan, you have to offer a Kaffaarah – and it is obligatory to follow its order of priority, according to the more correct of the two opinions maintained by scholars. Thus, you should free a slave, if you cannot, step to the second alternative: Sawm for two consecutive months, if you cannot, step to the third alternative: Feed sixty poor persons thirty Sa`s (1 Saa` = 3 kg. approx.) of wheat, fresh dates, rice, or any other staple foodstuff, each poor person receiving half a Saa’… read more here.

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