Kissing and foreplay while fasting

Published on Saturday, 10 December 2016 15:03 in Fasting - Read 2977 times

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Assalamualykum. Is kissing and foreplay allowed with wife during fasting. What is the ruling on fast if madhiyy is produced during fasting. Is having a bath necessary after madhiyy. Also same question regarding ruling on fast and requirement of bath after emisssion of maniyy. May you be rewarded.


Wa alaykumussalam,

Kissing, touching and embracing a woman whilst in the state of fasting is makruh (disliked) and prohibited (mamnu') when the individual fears that due to being aroused from such he may either ejaculate or become impatient and indulge in sexual intercourse because of it. If, however, such a fear does not exist, then it is not makruh [al-Fatawa al-Ridawiyyah 10/552; Radd al-Muhtar 2/122-123]. 

Also, in the state of fasting, al-mubasharat al-fahishah is unconditionally makruh, even if there is no fear of ejaculating or becoming indulged in intercourse. Al-mubasharat al-fahishah is when a naked man and a naked woman embrace each other whereby the male's private part touches the female's private part [Radd al-Muhtar 2/122].

The emission of maniyy (semen) will break the fast and will also necessitate ghusl if it is due to being aroused from kissing a woman or touching her or al-mubasharat al-fahishah [Radd al-Muhtar; al-Fatawa al-Ridawiyyah].

If, however, the man does not touch the woman but due to arousal ejaculates by merely gazing at the woman's naked body, then the fast will not break. Although ghusl will still be necessary upon him. 

It is in al-Durr al-Mukhtar:

"If one ejaculates by looking, even if it is by looking at her private parts repeatedly, the fast will not break"

[al-Durr al-Mukhtar 1/152]

The emission of madhiyy whilst fasting, whether with or without lust, will not break the fast or ghusl. However, it will break one's wudu. As it is impure, it should be washed off the body and clothing before praying salah. 

And Allah knows best
Muhammad Kalim
6 Safar 1438

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