Dear Sir, I had recently married. My question regarding the husband and during the fast timing. They can play with each other or not. What are limitations of fast. Please guide.
Sex in Ramadhan
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It is forbidden to have actual sexual intercourse during the fast hours. If one is able to control his emotions, there is no harm if one touches, kisses, or plays with his spouse but if that results in a semen discharge, that will invalidate the fast. Thus, it is the unanimous decision of all the scholars in Islam, that it is best to stay clear of any sexual contact with the spouse during the fast hours.
All the restrictions are lifted after the fast hours, and one may go to his spouse in the manner Allah has ordained.
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 days. 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.
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