1. Person X has been fasting roughly from the age of 15. But due to desires, he used to masterbate during almost all of his fasts. 2. advise on Harun Yahya’s articles

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

Now that he is mature and knows a bit about sinful acts and sincerely repents, how many fasts will he have to make as part of the kaffarah? Please clarify how many fasts are meant by one kaffarah? if it means 20 and a kaffarah has to be done, then it will take years for person X to perform kaffarah for every fast in which he masterbated. Can he feed 60 people instead(he is still young)? 2. Kindly advise whether Harun Yahya’s articles and content of www.harunyahya.com are reliable or not?

Answer

1. If person X used to masturbate during Ramadhaan, fasts when he was physically matured or when he was at least 15 years old, then his fasts have been broken. He has to make Qadhaa (make up) for each broken fast. There is no Kaffaarah for fasts broken by masturbating.

2. Harun Yahya?s articles on nature are realible. His beliefs on offensive and defensive Jihaad is incorrect.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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