Does My Fast Break Due to a Thought of a Sexual Nature?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


When I was making up my fast I had thought that when am engage in a halal relationship, my husband hugs me, we build a house, he hugs me and he talks good about me on how he is at peace when he stayed with me. Does this thought invalidate my past and are there sexual thoughts?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

No. Thoughts, whether of a sexual nature or not, can never break the fast. Even if the thought leads to ejaculation without any direct intervening action (such as detailed below), the fast is valid. [Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]

If the sexual thought, leads to intercourse or masturbation, the fast is invalid-not because of the thought but because of the subsequent action. [Ibid.]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.