Kaffarah for breaking fasts

CategoriesSawm (fast) [228]

Fatwa ID: 02103

Answered by Ustadha Umm Abdullah


AssalamoAlaikum, dear brother in Islam. I wanted to enquire about few mas'alas regarding kaffarah.

1. Does the kaffarah apply if married couples have intercourse when the wife has completed her menses completely but has not had a bath? If yes, how much?

2. Is there a kaffarah if the wife has stated with truthfulness that she believes that her menses are over and has had ghusl but when the married couple have intercourse, there is some blood found after the husband having ejaculated in his wife. If yes, please state the amount for the kaffarah.

3. During Ramadhan while fasting, the person masturbated and ejaculated. Does the kaffarah apply? If yes, how much?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

The above mentioned situations do not require a person to give kaffarah (expiation).

Kaffarah becomes compulsory if a person intentionally breaks the fast of Ramadhan by eating, drinking or engaging in sexual intercourse. [1]

If a fasting person ejaculates as a result of masturbating, he will have to repeat the fast and there will be no kaffarah. [2]

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ustadha Umm Abdullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


"و" لزمه "الكفارة" لكمال الجنابة "وهي" "الجماع في أحد السبيلين" أي سبيل آدمي حي "على الفاعل" وإن لم ينزل "و" على "المفعول به" و" كذا الأكل والشرب

حاشية الطحطاوي علي مراقي الفلاح، ج ١/ ص ٦٦٤


أو عبث بالكف "أو" أنزل من "قبلة أو لمس" لا كفارة عليه

حاشية الطحطاوي علي مراقي الفلاح، ج ١/ ص ٦٧٦

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