When Is My Fast Broken When Cuddling With My Spouse?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi

Question

Is the fast broken if one rubs his private parts on his wife’s private parts and the whole tip doesn’t enter it but only goes in slightly without disappearing?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Yes, a fast won’t be broken as long as the tip of the male organ has not fully entered the female organ. [Tahtawi, Gloss on Maraqi al-Falah]

Word of Caution

It is disliked to kiss or lay down naked with one’s spouse while fasting if one is not sure if he or she will be able to prevent himself from reaching an orgasm or from actually beginning intercourse. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

Allah, Most High, has said: “O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you so that you may learn piety and self-restraint.” [Quran, 2:183]

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani