Does Having Phone Sex During Ramadan Render Your Fast Invalid?

Ramadan is one of the most valued sacred festivals of fasting in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is so important to Muslims to the extent that they believe fasting during this month vindicates them from their sins. This fasting is the cornerstone of the religion and it is mandatory for every committed Muslim to observe it.

There are also many regulations and rules for observing the fast of Ramadan. For example it is mandatory for anyone who is healthy and sane to observe the fast. Also, you are not allowed to intentionally vomit or indulge in sex during Ramadan. However what is not clear is if phone sex is allowed during Ramadan or if it will invalidate the Ramadan fast in the eyes of Allah/God.

Phone Sex between Unmarried Muslims during Ramadan

Islam not only outlaws sex before marriage but prohibits any form of sexual engagement between unmarried Muslims. This includes phone sex, as having any sexual thoughts about somebody else other than your married partner is wrong and against Islamic laws. The Quran is also clear cut on Muslims remaining sexually pure until marriage. This basically means refraining from any dirty conversations, sexual thoughts and acts as well as sexual innuendo.

Nonetheless phone sex is not such a big violation of the Islamic law as compared to truly having sex which is referred to as zina (sexual relations between people who are not married to each other).Even people who are engaged or have courted for a long period but are not legally married under the Islamic law are not allowed to engage in phone sex during Ramadan. Islam insists that sex is only reserved for marriage and procreation and there is no way you can go around this especially during Ramadan if you are a dedicated Muslim, not even through phone sex.

The Quran also recommends that dedicated Muslims should spend most of their free time seeking righteousness and praying to Allah. Essentially, any form of phone sex between non-married Muslims is considered a sin and allowing your ears to be tempted into engaging in phone sex before marriage is allowing shaitaan (man’s mortal enemy) to win. In addition, the religion strongly advises followers to abstain from any tempting situations or flirtatious talk that can easily tempt them into participating in phone sex.

Phone Sex in Married Couples during Ramadan

There are two main situations when it comes to people who are legally married to one another engaging in phone sex:

1. If the main goal is to stimulate your partner and lead him or her to masturbate until he or she ejaculates or orgasms, it is not allowed. General Islam rules state that masturbation is sinful and it has many societal and personal negative effects known and recognized world over. Nonetheless, mutual masturbation between married people is allowed. Mutual masturbation here refers to where you use your partner’s body or sexual organs to masturbate. Masturbating during a phone sex conversation cannot be referred to as mutual masturbation because here a person is using his or her own body to satisfy himself or herself which is totally wrong and against Allah’s wishes.

2) If the goal of a phone sex conversation is mainly to be intimate and not to masturbate, this is allowed. Islam allows spouses to have sexual or erotic conversations provided they do not fear being tempted into masturbation or any other prohibited act. It is also okay to think of your husband or wife in a sexual way. So there is completely no problem in fantasizing about your wife or husband over the phone during Ramadan.

In addition, if you avoid masturbation but you have an orgasm by simply having a sexual or an erotic conversation with your marriage partner, it is also not unlawful, provided the main goal was not to have an orgasm or to masturbate.

Phone sex is allowed during Ramadan, provided the goal of the conversation is to express love and create intimacy between couples and not to tempt one into masturbation. Also having sexual thoughts about your husband or wife is okay which means fantasizing over the phone is okay too. Basically, Islam considers phone sex as a necessary evil for married couples who are distant from one another and it allows them to be intimate over the internet or phone even during Ramadan!

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