Committing premarital intercourse during Ramadan

Q: A questioner says: What is the ruling on a person who committed premarital intercourse during the day of Ramadan and continued committing this sin for three days? What should he do, especially that he turned to Allah in repentance and regretted the past? Kindly, support your answer with evidence and the opinion of scholars.

A: The man and the woman should offer a Kaffarah (expiation) for each of the three days. A Kaffarah is to emancipate a believing slave; and if they do not find, they have to fast two consecutive months. If they cannot, they have to feed sixty Miskins (needy) people, this is in addition to fasting the three days. Moreover, both should perform sincere repentance to Allah (Part No. 9; Page No. 255) and determine not to return to such a sin.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.