Masturbation during Sawm

Q: What is the juristic ruling on what I did last Ramadan as I masturbated on two days in the early morning? I was not ignorant about the punishment of its act, but I did it because I could not overcome my sexual desire, so I ask this question; what should I do now?


A: You should turn to Allah (Exalted be He) in repentance and seek His Forgiveness with regard to masturbation as it is a forbidden practice, (Part No. 9; Page No. 165) particularly during the day of Ramadan. Moreover, you have to make up for the two days on which you broke your Sawm (Fast) after having masturbated.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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