Broken fast via unintentional ejaculation, but intentional arousal


Assalamu alaikum,
I am ashamed to admit to a while ago I was very sexually frustrated to the point that I was even getting erections whilst praying. As a single Muslim brother, I rang someone with the intention of “some” gratification but not to reach complete satisfaction. However, I quickly realised I was about to ejaculate and could not stop it.

I have heard that as I did not intend to ejaculate and there was no direct intercourse, I need to repent and make up one one fast only and not the additional 60 required for other scenarios.

Pleease may I ask if this is correct.


wa `alaykum salam,
Our recommendation is that you should get married. The marriage will help you keep yourself safe and far away from Zina. The Noble Qur’an orders us to not get close to Zina (illegal contact with person of opposite sex) as Allah (swt) knows best that we are not able to control ourselves once we are too close.

You are right in saying that you “need to repent and make up one fast only and not the additional 60 required for other scenarios.”

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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