Forced Relations while Fasting

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Q: If a man forces his wife to be intimate with him in Ramadhan whilst they are both fasting, against her wishes, does she have to do kaffara for the broken fast even though it was not her fault?

A. If the husband forces his wife to have sexual relations with him during Ramadhaan while both are fasting, and she is unable to resist or stop him, then Qadhaa and Kaffaarah will be compulsory on the husband.  On the wife there is only one Qadhaa; she does not have to keep the Kaffaarah (Al Jauharatun Nayyirah V2 P33).

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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