Ejaculation Due to Thinking Does not Invalidate Fasting
Fatwa No: 465238

  • Fatwa Date:19-10-2022 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 24, 1444
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Question

I am a young boy of 15 get sexually arouse then i thought of having a wife and i start demonstrating how i will be doing to her this i did for few minute till i ejaculate so what is the position of my fast in ramadan but i did not masturbate

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

According to the majority of scholars, ejaculation due to thinking does not invalidate fasting; however, Imam Maalik is of the view that it does. Yet, the first view is what we adopt. In his Ikhtilaaf Al-A’emmah Al-ʿUlamaa’, Ibn Hubayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said, “They (i.e. scholars) unanimously agree that whoever thinks lustfully of women and ejaculates, his fasting is still valid; however, Imam Maalik is of the opinion that the fasting of whoever does so is invalid, and thus should make up for it.

So, keep away from such imaginations; do your best to do what protects your fasting from being invalidated; keep away from what might make you commit disobedience; beware of filling your records with sins and acts of disobedience, especially while you are still young; and accompany the righteous to benefit from them.

Allah knows best.

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