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The rulings of those things which break the fast - Part 3

(4) Sexual Intercourse

1- How would sexual intercourse be achieved?

A: It would be achieved by the complete penetration of the glans penis inside the vulva or the anus of a human being or an animal.

2- If a sa`im [fasting person] intended to have sexual intercourse but he did not do it, would this intention invalidate his sawm?

A: This intention is considered like the intention of doing practices or taking things that would break the fast, and the sawm would not be invalidated just by this intention.

3- If a sa`im had sexual intercourse in a state of forgetfulness, what is the ruling regarding his sawm?

A: His sawm would not be invalidated.

4- If a sa`im is forced to have sexual intercourse and becomes deprived of his volition, what is the ruling about his sawm?

A: If he had been really forced to the extend that he is deprived of his volition; his sawm would not be invalidated.

Adopted from the book : "Questions & Answers About Fast Accroding to Ayatollah Khamenei's Fatwa"

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