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What are my religious obligations in regards to Ramdhan fast ….


Hello,during Ramadan 2013, I would commit the sin of masturbation at night after Isha, go to bed and wake up in janaba state.I didn’t know that fasting in a janaba state would void my fasting,I did it for most of the month(let’s assume that the whole month was invalid by precaution).
Also,one day during Ramadan 2014, I broke my fast by drinking water.Please,let me know what are my religious obligations,is it 60 days for each day that was neglected + feeding 60 poor as well? (32 Ramadan days in total).

Thank You very much.


Waalaykum al-salam
Thank you for your question.

The recompense- kaffara for a fast left intentionally is one of the below:
1- Free a slave- However, this is not applicable right now.
2- Fast for sixty days for each fast
3- Feed 60 needy for each fast

following are the rulings from Sayyid Sistani (d):

Ruling 1630. The kaffārah for breaking a fast (ifṭār) 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.

Ruling 1631. Someone who wants to fast for two months for the kaffārah of the month of Ramadan must fast one complete month and one day from the next month continuously. Similarly, based on obligatory precaution, he must fast the rest of that second month continuously. If an obstacle arises that would commonly be considered to be a legitimate excuse, he does not have to fast that particular day, but once his legitimate excuse expires he must resume his fasts.

For further reading, please refer to the following link:

Before I end, it is crucial to mention that masturbation is haram and one must try his/her best to keep away from it. It affects one’s mental and physical health.
should you wish to read further, please refer to the following link:


Hope this helps.