Iran’s Supreme Leader: Don’t masturbate during Ramadan
On his blog, Sayyid Ali Khameini offers advice to the faithful about appropriate conduct during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
- Q: “If somebody masturbates during the month of Ramadan, but without any discharge, is his fasting invalidated?”
A: Iranian Supreme Leader: “If he do not intend masturbation and discharging semen and nothing is discharged, his fasting is correct even though he has done a ḥarām (forbidden) act.
But, if he intends masturbation or he knows that he usually discharges semen by this process and semen really comes out, it is a ḥaram – intentionally breaking fasting.”
Meanwhile, Joe asks;
- The Ramadan fast is only from sunrise to sunset. Does this mean it’s OK after dark?
We are anxiously awaiting a reply, not only to the question of doing it in the dark but also the part about “intent!” ……… Allan