If you are a Muslim, one question you may have is, “Does your fast break if you touch yourself?” It all depends on what you do and whether it is done before dawn or after. Anything done before sunrise breaks the fast. However, any activity done after sunset is considered sinful and must be repented. Masturbation is permitted while fasting, but most people believe it is wrong and can cause sickness.
According to some scholars, touching yourself is a sin. However, some people are not convinced that masturbation is sinful, and others disagree. Many Christians do not understand the difference between the two. These misconceptions can lead to bondage that can have a negative effect on your life and cause you to feel guilty. Fasting is a way to avoid a sin consciousness and to be more responsible in your daily life.
If you do touch yourself, your fast breaks if you ejaculate. In addition to sexual intercourse, touching yourself or putting on your mani may also invalidate the fast. It is possible to touch your body after a long fast. However, you should not touch your own skin. Masturbation is also considered a sexual act that breaks the fast. But unlike masturbation, ejaculation without masturbation does not break the fast.
Kissing your wife or mother during the fast is permitted. However, kissing your spouse and making love while fasting is not permissible. Similarly, hugging your spouse during your fast does not break the fast. And waking up in a state of Jannabah is a sin. Even though you may feel like you’re on a date with your spouse, it is not possible to break your fast.
In some cases, touching your tongue can break your fast. In such situations, it is better to remove the lipstick before performing wuzzu, but not to wear lipstick. Perfumes should be avoided during fasting as they can be accidentally ingested. Avoid alcohol-free perfumes and use halal cosmetics. While masturbation and eating are prohibited during the fast, the two activities should not be performed at the same time.
The most serious fast-breaking sins are phlegm swallowing, and sexual intercourse during Ramadan’s fasting portion. They require severe atonement. The first is forbidden, while the second is allowed, provided the phlegm does not relate to food or drinks. You can’t indulge in the latter if you are pregnant, nursing, or both. Then, you must make up for the violated day on a different day.