Fast breaking through masturbating

Q: If a person commits the sin of masturbation during the fast of Ramadhaan, does kaffarah become wajib? If not, why is this so?

A: The fast will break. However there will only be qadha, no kaffarah. Kaffarah only become compulsory in the case the jinaayat  is taam.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)