Engaging in foreplay with the wife and discharging semen while observing Sawm

Q 1: While a man was observing Sawm (Fast) during the month of Ramadan, he engaged in foreplay with his wife without penetrating her until he discharged a few drops of semen; what should he do

A: If a man engages in foreplay with his wife and discharges semen while observing Sawm in Ramadan, his Sawm is invalid. He has to make up for this day and abstain from food, drink, and sexual intercourse on this day until sunset. In addition, he has to turn to Allah (Exalted be He) in repentance for doing so and be determined not to do this again. This is because a fasting person should be keen on not engaging in anything that would render his Sawm invalid. The same applies to his wife if she has sexual discharge.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.