Does Janabah Break Fasting in the Month of Ramadan? ~ Hi all readers! Now is the month of Ramadan. As we have seen, all adult Muslims, in general, are required to fast for one month. We also already know that there are some things that can be done and some things that cannot be done by fasting people. The point is, people who are fasting must avoid things that can break their fast.
As Muslims, we may already know that eating, drinking, sex, etc. are things that can break fasting. We must avoid it all. But, in the teachings of Islam, there is one more thing that must be experienced by adult Muslims. One thing I mean is Janabah. As we already know, a person will be in Janabah condition after he has sex or dreamed of having sex. People who are in this condition may not pray, read the Quran, and many other things. The question I want to say related to that is, does Janabah break fasting in the month of Ramadan?
All Readers! Before I explain the answer to the question above, I will first quote a specific verse of the Quran that is related to our discussion. The Qur’anic verse I mean is as follows;
أُحِلَّ لَكُمۡ لَيۡلَةَ ٱلصِّيَامِ ٱلرَّفَثُ إِلَىٰ نِسَآئِكُمۡۚ هُنَّ لِبَاسٞ لَّكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ لِبَاسٞ لَّهُنَّۗ عَلِمَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّكُمۡ كُنتُمۡ تَخۡتَانُونَ أَنفُسَكُمۡ فَتَابَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَعَفَا عَنكُمۡۖ فَٱلۡـَٰٔنَ بَٰشِرُوهُنَّ وَٱبۡتَغُواْ مَا كَتَبَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمۡۚ وَكُلُواْ وَٱشۡرَبُواْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ ٱلۡخَيۡطُ ٱلۡأَبۡيَضُ مِنَ ٱلۡخَيۡطِ ٱلۡأَسۡوَدِ مِنَ ٱلۡفَجۡرِۖ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّواْ ٱلصِّيَامَ إِلَى ٱلَّيۡلِۚ وَلَا تُبَٰشِرُوهُنَّ وَأَنتُمۡ عَٰكِفُونَ فِي ٱلۡمَسَٰجِدِۗ تِلۡكَ حُدُودُ ٱللَّهِ فَلَا تَقۡرَبُوهَاۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ ءَايَٰتِهِۦ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَّقُونَ ١٨٧
It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them. God knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave you. So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allah has decreed for you. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. And don’t have relations with them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques. These are the limits [set by] God, so do not approach them. Thus, does Allah make clear His ordinances to the people that they may become righteous. (Al-Baqarah ; 187).
If we pay close attention to the verses of the Quran above, surely we already know that Janabah cannot break fasting. Thus, if you are experiencing Janabah in the morning, afternoon, or evening because you have dreamed of having sex, or if at night you have had sex with your wife, and you have not yet taken a Janabah bath, then you must fast until you hear Adhan for the Maghrib prayer. Remember! Janabah cannot break fasting in the month of Ramadan.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of whether Janabah break fasting the month of Ramadan. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
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