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Sex while Fasting

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Can you have sex while you are fasting?

 

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Sex while Fasting

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187:It has been made lawful for you to go to your wives during the nights of the Fast. They are (like) a garment to you, and you are (like) a garment to them. Though Allah knew that you were secretly dishonest to yourselves, He has pardoned your guilt and forgiven you. Now, you are permitted to have intercourse with your wives and enjoy what Allah has made lawful for you. You are also permitted to eat and drink during the nights of the Fast months, until you discern the white streak of dawn from the blackness of night. Then (abstain from all these things and) complete your Fast till nightfall. But you should not have intercourse with your wives while you confine yourselves to the mosques (when in aiteqaaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan). These are the bounds set by Allah; so do not even go near them. In this way Allah makes His Commands clear to mankind. It is expected that they will attain piety.

 

There are three things which will break or invalidate the fast:

Eating

Drinking

Sexual intercourse or voluntary semen discharge

 

Having a sexual intercourse or voluntary semen discharge while fasting will invalidate the fast. One should fear Allah, and control oneself, and complete the fasts as prescribed by Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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