Is it permissable to have french kissing during fast between husband and wife

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is it permissable to have french kissing during fast between husband and wife (with tongue in each others mouth)?

 

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Kiss wife fast

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.149         Narrated by Aisha

The Prophet (saws) used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he (saws) was fasting, and he had more power to control his desires than any of you.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 2450     Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab

Umar asked the Messenger of Allah (saws): ‘Can one observing fast kiss (his wife)?’ The Messenger of Allah (saws) said to him: ‘Ask her (Umm Salamah (r.a., the Prophet’s (saws) wife)). She informed him that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did that, whereupon he (Umar (r.a.)) said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (saws), Allah pardoned thee all thy sins, the previous and the later ones.’ Upon this the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘By Allah, I am the most God-conscious among you and I fear Him most among you.’

 

Islam has absolutely prohibited conjugal relations between a believing husband and wife during the fasting hours, if one or both amongst them are fasting.  But there is absolutely no harm and no sin if one embraces or kisses one’s wife, for that does not invalidate the fast; but one should strive to fear Allah and not exceed the boundaries.

 

Although the act of kissing one’s wife by itself does not legally invalidate one’s fast, the believers should fear Allah their Lord, control their desires, and abstain from indulging with their wives in passionate kissing or hugging during fasting hours….for if Allah forbid, they were to transgress the limits of the Lord and indulge in sexual intercourse, or one were to have a sexual discharge, etc.; not only would such a thing invalidate their fasts, but they would have violated the sanctity of the month of Ramadan, transgressed the bounds of Allah and thus become guilty of committing a grave and heinous sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

If one sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, they should control, save and conserve their desire and their passion until the fasting hours of the day are over.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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