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Does my Fast become invalid if I masterbate after iftar


I masterbated after Iftar does that invalidate my fasting?


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

Sorry to hear you have gone through this phase.

Masturbating after iftar will not invalidate the fast but as Masturbation is haram it will have the physical and spiritual side effects whatsoever. Some of the physical side effects are impotence, premature ejaculation, and many more, which will affect one’s marital life after getting married. For spiritual side effects, it will make us get away from Allah and His mercies. In sha Allah you can overcome this with a strong will and stop masturbating if you have the habit.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Ruling 1567. If a fasting person masturbates (the meaning of masturbation was mentioned in Ruling 1551), his fast becomes invalid.

Ruling 1568. If a person ejaculates involuntarily, his fast does not become invalid.

Ruling 1569. Whenever a fasting person knows that if he goes to sleep during the day he will have a wet dream [become muhtalim] – i.e. semen will be ejaculated in his sleep – it is permitted (jāʾiz) for him to go to sleep even if he will not encounter difficulty by not sleeping; and if he has a wet dream, his fast does not become invalid.

If you have masturbated during fasting then the Kaffarah has to be paid:

Ruling 1630. The kaffārah for breaking a fast (iftār) unlawfully in the month of Ramadan is that the person must free a slave, or fast for two months in accordance with the instructions that will be mentioned in the next ruling, or feed sixty poor people (fuqarāʾ) or give each one of them a mudd – which is approximately 750 grams – of food, i.e. wheat, barley, bread, or suchlike. In the event that none of these are possible for the person, he must give charity to the extent that he can. If this is not possible either, he must seek forgiveness from Allah; and the obligatory precaution is that he must give kaffārah whenever he is able to.

I would recommend you to read the consequences of sins from the Book “Greater sins”:

Greater sins volume 1:

Greater sins volume 2:

Greater sins volume 3:

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider