30 Days 30 Questions about Ramadan – EP17

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Abdul Nasir Jangda

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Does masturbation invalidate the fast?

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Who decided not to Jenga from column Institute, coming to you once again with a special session of the column hangout 30 days 30 questions about the month of Ramadan? The question that we have today is, what if someone masturbated while they were fasting? So first and foremost, masturbation is something that is strongly discouraged in Islam, and it is considered a sin. Secondly, fasting and one of the tenets of fasting is abstaining from indulging and engaging in one's sexual desires. And masturbation would be exactly that. That's why it is not permissible while fasting. Now, if someone did masturbate while they were fasting, what is the

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ruling? So there are two scenarios here. First and foremost, someone was masturbating and they stopped short of ejaculation, then in this scenario, that person will not have to make up for this fast he will not have to repeat this fast. The Fast is not invalidated technically. However, it is still something that he's extremely disliked and considered sinful. And it takes away the reward and the blessing of the vast so that person should most definitely repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness and protection. second scenario is that someone masturbated to the point of ejaculation, this will invalidate that fast, this will nullify the fast and that

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person will have to make up for this fast after the month of Ramadan. However, it does not necessitate a kuthodaw a penalty, such as sexual intercourse invalidates the fast and also necessitates the kuthodaw the penalty, because the requirement or the obligation of the penalty, deca fata, upon a person is something that has to be explicitly stated through the sacred sources, and that is the case with sexual intercourse, but not with masturbation. So therefore, it will invalidate the fast a person will have to make up for this day of fasting, but will not necessitate a cafardo will not necessitate a penalty. That is basically the ruling when it comes to masturbation

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and fasting in the month of Ramadan. Generally speaking, at the end of the conclusion, I would once again advise everyone, the month of Ramadan is about gaining control of one's you know, desires and being in control of one's temptations. And so the month of Ramadan is there to help us focus our spiritual energies and for our allow to allow our spirituality to be dominant over our physical needs and desires. And that is something that is very important that we try to achieve during the month of Ramadan. So if somebody does have an issue, such as watching pornography or masturbating, then Ramadan is the perfect time to basically rehabilitate from that to give those things up, and to

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improve oneself in that regard. fastened shot law, asked the last panel with Allah for protection. ask Allah subhanaw taala for strength as the last panel which allows for his mercy and His forgiveness, and try your best to fast, abstaining from all of these things. May Allah subhanaw taala give us all a very blessed Ramadan. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to purge these evils in the sins from our lives, which is Akuma la halen was Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. We got just a couple of sessions left. If you'd like to have your questions answered, please send them into us via Twitter, Facebook, comments on this video or at the email address questions at Columbia

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