Friday 15 Thu al-Hijjah 1445 - 21 June 2024

Prisoner having intercourse with Wife during the day in Ramadan


I 'd like you to inform me about the following:
We have brothers her in Brazil return to Islam (one years ago)in prison thanks our Allah. The imprisoned has right to receive his wife during visiting time (Sunday) and sleep with here from 11 to 2 clock. Now the question is that, what they will do in Ramdan(Their wives are not Muslim)?
please could you please inform us about this equation taken in account Right of women through 30 days they are at new time of their Islam specially we haven't Sheikh.


Praise be to Allah.

I do not find another solution to this issue, except to request from the prison administration that the time be changed to between maghrib and fajr. This is the time where it is permissible for a man to have sex with his wife. Whatever be the concerns taken into consideration, it is without doubt impermissible for a Muslim, who is obligated to fast to have sex with his wife during the day time of Ramadhan.

This is one of the worst things that break the fast and upon committing this act, it is obligatory for the person to free a slave. If this is not possible, then fasting two months consecutively. If they are unable to do that, then feeding 60 poor persons, repenting, and fasting the day one had sex on.

It is upon you all to give instruction and advice in a good way. If something happens then repentance and expiation are required. It is hoped that the administrators of the prison will respond to the mentioned suggestions, particularly if they are able to provide individual rights and religious freedoms.

May Allah facilitate for you every good and reward you for your struggle. We ask Allah to give firmness to the Muslim brothers who are in prison and to guide their wives. Allah is the guider to the straight path.

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Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid