During the fasting of 15th of Shaban while fasting I and my wife were just kissing (on cheeks) and fondling without an intention of intercourse. But, to my surprise I ejaculated. Please, advise the Shariah ruling for the same. (1) Please explain the kaffarah and should I and my wife have to practice it? (2) Will that fast be invalid and should I and my wife have to make qaza for the same? (3) Should the kaffarah be done only for Ramadan (involuntary) fasting? (4) Is the fasting of 15th Shaban a nafl fasting or not?

During the fasting of 15th of Shaban while fasting I and my wife were just kissing (on cheeks) and fondling without an intention of intercourse. But, to my surprise I ejaculated. Please, advise the Shariah ruling for the same.
(1) Please explain the kaffarah and should I and my wife have to practice it?
(2) Will that fast be invalid and should I and my wife have to make qaza for the same?
(3) Should the kaffarah be done only for Ramadan (involuntary) fasting?
(4) Is the fasting of 15th Shaban a nafl fasting or not?

Answer

(Fatwa: 1315/825/L=1433)

(1, 2, 3, 4) In the question mentioned above, fast was annulled in case of semen discharge. However you will have to make the qaza of this fast provided the wife did not discharge. Qaza becomes necessary on the invalidation of fast whether it is the fast of Ramadan or nafl fast. However, in breaking Ramadan fast kaffarah also becomes necessary in some cases. The fast of 15th of Shaban is nafl not fardh.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband