Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: Is it permissible for a person who gets up Junub (person in a state of major ritual impurity) to observe Sawm (Fast) What was reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard?

Answer: It is permissible for a person to intend Sawm while he is Junub, and he can take Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) afterwards. It was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) would sometimes get up at the appointed time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer while he was Junub and would intend Sawm, and then perform Ghusl... read more here.

Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: A young man committed the sin of Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) two hours before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. He could not perform Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge), but he had Suhoor (pre-dawn meal before the Fast) and intended to observe Sawm (Fast). Three hours and a half before the Thuhr (Noon) Prayer, he performed the Janaabah Ghusl. What is the ruling on his Sawm?

Answer: There is no doubt that Zinaa is major act of disobedience and an abominable sin. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Faahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allaah forgives him).... read more here.

If a fasting person gets up in a state of Janaabah

Question: Is it permissible for a couple to observe Sawm (Fast) after having sexual intercourse even though they slept until the break of dawn without taking Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge)?

Answer: When a couple have sexual intercourse during the last part of the night before the break of dawn and then hold the intention of Sawm at dawn even before taking Ghusl, their intention of Sawm is valid and they can take Janabah Ghusl afterwards... read more here.

A woman putting her hand into her vagina for cleansing

Question:  I am a woman who was ignorant that when a woman puts her hand into her vagina for cleansing, this renders Sawm (Fast) invalid. I continued to do so for many years. Now I am making up for the missed days of Ramadaan. Is it Waajib (obligatory) on me to offer a Kaffaarah (expiation) by feeding the needy? What is the amount of such a Kaffaarah? It is worth mentioning that I did so out of ignorance and I cannot observe Sawm except in winter.

Answer: The act of putting the hand into the vagina does not render Sawm invalid unless it results in sexual discharge out of sexual desire. When it results in sexual discharge, it renders Sawm invalid, and it is Waajib on a woman to make up for it only... 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.