Do I Have To Pay an Expiation for the Days I Broke My Fast in Ramadan by Masturbation?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

Do I have to pay a fidya (expiation) for the days I broke my fast in Ramadan because of masturbation?

Answer

Thank you for your question.

No, you must repent and make up each fast that you invalidated in this way.

Please see the details here in the Shafi’i school:
Is There an Expiation for Masturbation During Fasting? (Shafi’i)
How to Make up Broken Fasts From Ramadan Through Eating or Masturbation? (Shafi’i)

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.