What is the ruling one fondling and kissing ones wife, without having intercourse [whilst fasting]?
Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādi al-Wādiʿī:
ʿĀʾisha said: “The Messenger of Allah used to kiss (his wife) in Ramaḍān..” and she said, “Which one of you can control his desire?” Likewise Umm Salamah and ʿĀʾisha said that the Prophet ﷺ used to kiss them [whilst fasting], and ʿĀ’isha said, “which one of you can control his desire? Certainly the Prophet ﷺ had most power to control his desires from the people”. Is the Mother of the believers [the wife of the Prophet ﷺ] the most controlling of her desires or not [of course she is]?! That which is apparent is that there is no problem [in doing so], however if a person fears falling into intercourse, then it is obligatory on him to abandon do so.