What Should Do Someone Who Has Masturbated During a Fast?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalam alaykum,

What should do someone who has masturbated during the fast?

Answer: Walaikum assalam,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

Masturbation during the fast is even more sinful. It doesn’t invalidate the fast unless it results in ejaculation (orgasm).

If the fast is invalidated through masturbation, two things are required: (1) sincere repentance and (2) making up the invalidated fast. However, expiation (kaffara) is not required.

[ref: Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Please see: Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and translator of several Arabic works to the English language. After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner.