Masturbation 11item A person breaks his fast by masturbation, ḥarām sexual intercourse, or taking ḥarām food/drink. What is the ruling? Someone at the beginning of ritual maturity fasts during the month of Ramadan, and masturbates while fasting, continuing in this way for some days without knowing that fasting requires him not to be junub. Is it sufficient for him to perform the qaḍā’ of the fasts of those days, or does some other rule apply to him? Is it allowed for a bachelor to masturbate if required by the doctor for a laboratory test of semen, and that is the only way to get it? I had an emission during the blessed month of Ramadan for no reason other than excitement that I felt during a telephone conversation with a non-maḥram woman. If the phone conversation was not for the purpose of pleasure, is my fast invalid? And if it is, do I have to pay kaffārah as well? If someone who is fasting looks at a sexually arousing scene during the month of Ramadan and becomes junub, does it invalidate his fast? For a number of years, a person was in the habit of masturbating during the month of Ramadan and at other times. What is the rule regarding his prayers and fasts? Someone masturbated although he knew that masturbation would invalidate the fast. Does he have to offer the two-fold kaffārah? Some medical centers require a man to masturbate for sperm tests to determine whether he can have children or not. Is this masturbation permissible? Is it permissible for a man to have sexual excitement through imagining his own wife or a non-maḥarām woman? Is it permissible for a husband to masturbate using his wife’s hand? Someone repeatedly breaks the fast on the same day. What should he do?