Can you kiss during Ramadan

Ramadan is a Holy month in Islam and it is observed by millions of Islam faithfuls around the world. This period is a period that is used to demonstrate their submission and devotion to Allah.

Apart from the fasting- abstinence from eating and drinking during sunrise to sunset, there are other things that are not advisable or seen as Haram. Can you kiss during Ramadan or have sex.


Can you kiss during Ramadan?

When Ramadan begins, it marks the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and this time, millions of Muslims faithful observe fasting to commemorate the occasion. This period is more than just sacrificing the right to eat and drink at any time of the day. Other normal activities are limited during Ramadan to focus the body and mind, but what exactly is off-limits during the fasting period?

To answer the question, can you kiss during Ramadan, you need to understand the concept. You can kiss during the month of Ramadan but not during fasting.

To help you understand, during Ramadan, you are only required not to eat or drink from sunrise and sunset but you can eat afterwards. So also for kissing. It is a Haram to kiss who is not your husband or wife during Ramadan.

When can you kiss during Ramadan?

Since we have seen that you can kiss during the month of Ramadan but not during the fasting period, when can you kiss? You can kiss after you are done with fasting, that is after Sunset.

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Can you kiss your girlfriend during Ramadan or fasting?

No, you cannot kiss your girlfriend whether during Ramadan or not. 

It’s allowed to kiss your wife while fasting as long as it does not lead to sex. Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) did, so there is no issue of kissing your wife in Ramadan.

We all have our challenges in life, so I’m not judging as we all have different levels of faith, but you are not allowed to have a physical relationship with someone you are not married to regardless if it’s Ramadan or not.

In fact it is permissible for a man to be intimate with his wife when he is fasting, so long as no intercourse or ejaculation takes place.

Al-Bukhaari (1927) and Muslim (1106) narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to kiss and be intimate when fasting, and he was the most able of you to control his desire.”

Al-Sindi said:

The word yubaashir (translated here as “be intimate”) means touching the wife’s skin and her touching him, such as putting his cheek against hers and so on.

What is meant here is touching the skin, not intercourse.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked:

What is it permissible for a man who is fasting to do with his wife who is fasting?

He replied:

A man who is observing an obligatory fast is not permitted to do anything with his wife that will lead to ejaculation. People vary in how quickly they reach climax; some of them are slow and can control themselves completely, as ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said concerning the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “he was the most able of you to control his desire.” Some of them cannot control themselves and ejaculate quickly. Such a person should not be intimate with his wife and touch her or kiss her etc when observing an obligatory fast. If a person knows that he can control himself, then he can kiss and hug his wife even when observing an obligatory fast, but he must beware of intercourse because having intercourse (during the day) in Ramadan for one who is obliged to fast results in five things:

  • It is a sin
  • The fast is invalidated
  •  He should refrain from eating etc for the rest of the day. Everyone who breaks his fast in Ramadan with no legitimate shar’i excuse has to refrain from eating etc (for the rest of the day) and also has to make up for that day.
  • He has to make up that day because he forfeited an obligatory act of worship, which he has to make up.
  •  He has to offer an expiation which is one of the most burdensome of expiations: freeing a slave; if he cannot do that then he must fast for two consecutive months; if he cannot do that then he must feed sixty poor persons.

If it is an obligatory fast that was being observed at a time other than Ramadan – such as making up a day missed in Ramadan, or observing an expiatory fast etc, then breaking the fast results in two things: sin and having to make it up. But if it was a voluntary fast and he has intercourse during it, then he does not have to do anything

Can you kiss your boyfriend during Ramadan?

Either kissing your girlfriend or boyfriend is a Haram in lslam whether it is fasting period or Ramadan. Though you have a date now it is advisable not to touch each other until you get married.

Couples can kiss each other while fasting as far as it will not lead to sexually intercourse or ejaculation.