Qadha for fasts broken through masturbating during Ramadhaan

Q: If a person masturbates in Ramadhaan while fasting, should he give kaffarah or keep qadha?

Also, what should one do if he has doubt as to how many times he committed this heinous sin? Should he think of a reasonable number and pay kaffarah/keep qadha for that number of days?

A: He should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for breaking his fard fast through masturbation. He should also resolve never to commit this sin again whether in the state of fast or out of fast. Only qaza is compulsory upon him.

He should ponder to the best of his ability and try to remember how many times he committed this sin while fasting. Thereafter, he should keep the qadha for all the fasts he had broken.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)