Is There an Expiation for Breaking a Fast Through Ejaculation via Masturbation?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salamu alaykum,

Is there an expiation for breaking a fast through ejaculation via masturbation?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

According to the Hanafi school, there is no expiation for breaking a fast through ejaculation via masturbation. However, you do need to make those fasts up (qada’) and repent for the mistake. [see: A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)]

I would recommend the following website:

And please also see: Is There an Expiation for Masturbation During Fasting? (Shafi’i) and: A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.