If a person commits zina before Ramadan can his fast count

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Fatwa ID: 02912

Answered by:  Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

If a person commits zina before Ramadan can his fast count. And if so is there a time period where one's body is impure like drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana.


   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم



                                   In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Zina is a major sin and an awful act. A person who commits it must repent sincerely to Allah and put in place measures that will protect them from committing this sin again. However, Zina that was committed before Ramadan will not invalidate the fast of Ramadan.[1]

A person who commits Zina must cleanse themselves by doing ghusl.   


Only Allah Ta'ala knows best.

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





[1]عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ لاَ يَزْنِي الزَّانِي حِينَ يَزْنِي وَهْوَ مُؤْمِنٌ، وَلاَ يَسْرِقُ حِينَ يَسْرِقُ وَهْوَ مُؤْمِنٌ، وَلاَ يَشْرَبُ حِينَ يَشْرَبُهَا وَهْوَ مُؤْمِنٌ، وَالتَّوْبَةُ مَعْرُوضَةٌ بَعْدُ ‏"‏‏.‏(صحيح البخاري باب إِثْمِ الزُّنَاةِ)



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