Abu Bakr

I Almost Committed Adultery While Fasting-Is an Expiation Necessitated?


Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum,

Does reaching an orgasm by rubbing my private parts against someone else while fasting for Ramadan require an expiation?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

You need only to make up this day of fasting (qada’).

This is because you did not do something that is considered a major violation of the fast necessitating an expiation (kaffara), such as actual intercourse. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Nonetheless, you still committed a serious sin which requires repentance. [see: A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)]

Please also see: Principles on what invalidates the fast and: Is Expiation Required for Masturbating While Fasting?

And Allah alone knows best.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani