A sister masturbates as a habit right from childhood, even during Ramadan. She can't control herself even if she didn't have the intention of doing it, even though she knows recently (like 2 years ago) that it's haraam, it has been going on for over 10 years.

  1. Does she need to repay up her Ramadan fast or not, that no matter how hard she tries to avoid this, yet proves abortive.

  2. Will ALLAH accept her fasting whenever she did the act she continues her fast, that the addiction she can't control it.

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Masturbation is Haram in Ramadan or any other time, but it is worse in Ramadan. Then, it spoils one's fasting in Ramadan and necessitates making up that day without paying kaffara, but not if it happens at night.


Masturbation is Haraam, and the sin is even greater when done in Ramadhaan. The fast will break and you will have to make Qadha of the fasts that were broken without Kaffarah.

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    – Sohaeb
    Jul 15, 2014 at 22:14

If you read the Quran, Allah in Surah al-Baqarah allows the believers to sleep with their legal women at night, of course it is good to be clean before noon as a practice, else the fast might be makrooh / adulterated or unaccepted.

I don't think during daylight hours, one can indulge and get away. I have never heard a scholar approve it. It sounds like this lady has to give up the endeavor of fasting all together and pay the kaffara, because one really can't be in a state of fast, be eating, or indulging in a sexual activity.

One might do well to reach out to a Faqih who understands fiqh and ask him this question.

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