Thursday, October 05, 2006

Getting Ready for Ramadan

From Israel's Ynet News:
Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.
Khameini, who is Iran's most powerful political and religious figure, was asked on his website : "If somebody masturbates during the month of Ramadan but without any discharge, is his fasting invalidated?"
"If he do not intend masturbation and discharging semen and nothing is discharged, his fasting is correct even though he has done a haram (forbidden) act. But, if he intends masturbation or he knows that he usually discharges semen by this process and semen really comes out, it is a haram intentional breaking fasting," the Iranian leader said, posting the reply on his website.


Tripp said...

Hmmm, so can you not get busy at all, or just no getting busy with your own self?

Brack said...


One is reminded of what the owner of a certain gastropub in Williamsburg must contend with every year during the Lenten season.

Tripp said...

Indeed, as a faithful follower of the dicates of Rome, one would think that the sin of Onan would be of particular concern.

Anonymous said...

Due to continued failure each season, I switched to not swearing as my Lenten observance but that was pretty short lived as my internet connection went down and i wasn't able to download porn. Cussing like a wounded pirate.

Brack said...

"Avast, ye!!"