Can You Kiss Your Spouse While Fasting? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about “can you kiss your spouse while fasting?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important things about “can you kiss your spouse while fasting?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Islamic Law About Kissing.
  2. Some Things That Break Fasting in Ramadan.
  3. Can You Kiss Your Spouse While Fasting?
    a. How Kissing Break Fasting?
    b. How Kissing Doesn’t Break Fasting?

Islamic Law About Kissing

The first important thing about “can you kiss your spouse while fasting?” what I will explain now is Islamic law about kissing. I want you to understand that first before you read any more explanations in this article.

A kiss is a sign of affection. But it should not be done carelessly in Islam. What it means is that you are not allowed to kiss a woman who is not your wife and who is not your mahram. You also shouldn’t kiss other men on their lips. If you want to kiss another guy, you can kiss their forehead. It is allowed in Islam. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا : أَنَّ أَبَا بَكْرٍ الصِّدِّيْقَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَبَّلَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهِ . رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ

From Aisha radiyallahu anha, that indeed Abu Bakr radliyallahu anhu kissed the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after he died. This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari.

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In addition, we can find an explanation that it is permissible for a husband to kiss his wife in the hadith below:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَبَّلَ بَعْضَ نِسَائِهِ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ وَلَمْ يَتَوَضَّأْ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَحْمَدُ وَضَعَّفَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ

From Aisha, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam once kissed some of his wives then he went out to pray and he did not perform ablution.” The hadith was narrated by Ahmad and the link in the chain was considered weak by al-Bukhari.

All readers! There are two important things about the above hadith that we must understand:

One: holding the wife and kissing her does not break the wudu. This opinion is the opinion of Abu Hanifa. Ash-Shafi’i said, “Touching a woman who is permissible to marry without a barrier can damage wudu.” Ahmad and Malik said, “Touching with lust can destroy wudu.”

Two: according to Ahmad and Malik, kissing a wife with lust can break wudu. The Hanafi sect says, “Kissing a wife who is not lustful can break wudu.” As for the Shafi’iyah school, “Kissing a wife accompanied by lust and without a barrier can damage wudu.”

That’s a brief explanation of Islamic law about kissing. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Some Things That Break Fasting in Ramadan

The second important point about “can you kiss your spouse while fasting?” what I will explain now is some things that break fasting in Ramadan. I want you to understand all that so you can understand the main topic in this discussion. In other words, it is impossible for you to understand the main topic in this discussion if you do not understand the things that break fasting, especially fasting in Ramadan.

In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on fasting, we will find an explanation that there are eight things that can break fasting. The eight things I mean are as follows:

One: if something gets into the body orifices on purpose. For example, if water enters the throat on purpose, then our fast is broken.

Two: treating by inserting objects (medicine or other objects) in one of two ways (qubul and anus).

Three: vomiting on purpose. If a person vomits accidentally or vomits suddenly (ghalabah) then his fast is still considered valid as long as none of his vomit is swallowed again. If the vomit is swallowed intentionally then the fast is invalidated.

Four: having sex with the opposite sex (jima’) on purpose.

Five: the discharge of semen (sperm) is caused by touching the skin.

Six: menstruation and puerperium.

Seven: crazy.

Eight: murtad or leaving Islam.

That’s a brief explanation of some things that break fasting in Ramadan. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Can You Kiss Your Spouse While Fasting?

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