Masturbation in Ramadan

Islamic Rule Studies: Hi all readers! In the previous article I explained about what must be done by Muslim women who are menstruating if she wants to serve or make her husband happy. In this article I will explain about masturbation in Ramadan. Specifically, is a Muslim allowed to masturbate when he is fasting in Ramadan? In other words, does masturbating break fasting in Ramadan? If you want to know the answer, then you must read this article to the end!

Okay! Straight to! But, before I explain the answer to the above question, I will quote some Islamic opinions about it. Pay attention to the explanation below;

قَالَ اِبْنُ قُدَامَة فِيْ الْمُغْنِي : لَوْ اِسْتَمْنَى فَقَدْ فَعَلَ مُحَرَّمًا , وَلَا يَفْسُدُ صَوْمُهُ بِهِ إِلَّا أَنْ يَنْزِلَ . فَإِنْ أَنْزَلَ فَسَدَ صَوْمُهُ , لِأَنَّهُ فِيْ مَعْنَى الْقُبْلَةِ فِيْ إِثَارَةِ الشَّهْوَةِ

Ibn Qudamah in al-Mughni’s book said, “If he masturbates, then he has done something that is forbidden (haram), but his fast is not broken unless his sperm comes out. If the sperm comes out then the fast is broken, because that includes actions that can arouse libido.”

قَالَ هَيْئَةُ الْعُلَمَاءِ الْكُوَيْتِيَّةِ فِيْ الْمَوْسُوْعَةِ الْفِقْهِيَّةِ الْكُوَيْتِيَّةِ : الْإِسْتِمْنَاءُ بِالْيَدِ يُبْطِلُ الصَّوْمَ عِنْدَ الْمَالِكِيَّةِ وَالشَّافِعِيَّةِ وَالْحَنَابِلَةِ , وَعَامَةُ الْحَنَفِيَّةِ عَلَى ذَالِكَ , ِلأَنَّ الْإِيْلَاجَ مِنْ غَيْرِ إِنْزَالٍ مُفْطِرٌ . فَالْإِنْزَالُ بِشَهْوَةٍ أَوْلَى . وَقَالَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ بْنِ الْإِسْكَافِ وَأَبُوْ الْقَاسِمِ مِنَ الْحَنَفِيَّةِ : لَا يَبْطُلُ صَوْمُهُ لِعَدَمِ الْجِمَاعِ صُوْرَةً وَمَعْنًى

The Muslim scholars association in Kuwait said in the book “Encyclopedia of Islamic Law in Kuwait”, “Masturbation done by hand can damage fasting. That is the opinion of Islamic legal experts from the Malikiyah, Syafiiyah, and Hanabilah sects. The majority of Hanafinyah Islamic legal experts also think so, because having sex even though sperm does not come out can damage the fast. Abu Bakr bin Iskaf and Abu Qasim of the Hanafiyah sect said, “Fasting a person who masturbates is not damaged because he does not have sex, either in a certain way or in meaning.”


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There are some important things we can conclude about the opinions above;

First; Masturbation by someone who is fasting can damage his fast if the sperm comes out because of it. In other words, if you masturbate and your sperm don’t come out, then your fast is not broken. This is the opinion of Ibn Qudamah

Second; The majority of Islamic law experts agree, that a person who is fasting should not masturbate. But Abu Bakr ibn Iskaf and Abu Qasim said that someone who was foaming was allowed to do that, because it was not sex.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of masturbation in Ramadan masturbation. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you in the next article!


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