Can someone kiss and hug his wife while fasting?

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A very common question that most married couple often asks is that if they could kiss or hug each other while fasting. Muslims restrain from the prohibited actions and deeds while fasting because if their fast breaks, all their efforts would be useless.

Married couples often are confused that is it prohibited to kiss and hug each other while they have a fast. They often shy to ask the question and thereby remain confused. Well, we are here to give you your answer.


It is totally okay if a husband kisses his wife, hugs her or says words of love while he is in his fast. However, he should be able to control himself so that he does reach climax. So as long as a husband is able to control his desires and is ensured that he won’t reach climax, he can kiss and hug his wife.

However, if there are chances that the husband would not be able to have a control on his desires, it is better he restrains from it because he will put his fast (and in cases his wife’s fast) at a great risk.

If the husband is doubtful that he may emit the or the prostatic fluid while he plays with his wife, he shall restrain from kissing and hugging his wife.

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to kiss me when he was fasting and when I was fasting. Sunan Abi Dawud 2384

Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had more power to control his desires than any of you. Sahih al-Bukhari 1927

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab: I got excited, so I kissed while I was fasting, I then said: Messenger of Allah, I have done a big deed; I kissed while I was fasting. He said: What do you think if you rinse your mouth with water while you are fasting.

The narrator Isa ibn Hammad said in his version: I said to him: There is no harm in it. Then both of them agreed on the version: He said: Then what? Sunan Abi Dawud 2385

So this makes it clear that kissing your wife, saying her that you love her and playing with her does not break the fast. You must be able to have a control over desires. May Allah guide us all to the correct path! Ameen!

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