Had sexual intercourse with my wife not knowing it was first day of Ramadhaan

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 612, Fatwa No.608
Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 69

Question: I had sexual intercourse with my wife during the day in Ramadhaan. I was not aware that it was the first day of Ramadhaan and nor did many other people until after the ‘Asr prayer so do I [now] have to make an expiation?

Response: There is nothing required of you except to make up the fast that you missed and there is no expiation to make. This is because you did not know that it was the first day of Ramadhaan so you did not violate the sanctity of the day of Ramadhaan intentionally.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.