Repentance is Expiation

Repentance is Expiation!

Question :

would like to ask about the expiation of masturbating during the daytime in Ramadhan. I know that it is not permissible, but is there expiation for it? If there is expiation, I would like a detailed explanation of it. May Allâh bless you.


As masturbation is not permissible during Ramadhan or outside of Ramadhan, it is considered a sin and a crime. It is certainly written as an evil deed if Allâh does not pardon the servant for it. Its expiation is true repentance and performing good deeds, which remove evil deeds. Since it occurred during the daytime of Ramadhan, the sin is even greater in evil. Thus, it needs sincere repentance, the performance of righteous deeds, increasing in acts that bring one nearer to Allah and acts of obedience, and preventing the soul from forbidden lusts. Also, that day of fasting that was corrupted by masturbation must be made up for. And Allâh accepts repentance from His servants and pardons evil deeds. And Allâh knows best.

Ash-Shaykh Ibn Jibreen
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 3 Page 259

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