Does Masturbation break the fast?

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Q. Does Masturbation break the fast?

A.The act of masturbation is a sinful and evil act. If a person has such a habit, the necessary steps should be taken to abandon it and abundant Taubah and Istighfaar should be made. This should be taken even more seriously in the Month of Ramadaan.

In any case, if a person masturbates whilst fasting in the Month of the Ramadaan, the fast will be nullified and Qadha of it will be necessary. (Al-Inaayah 2/330)

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