Is it permissible in Islam to masturbate?

Kareem in the Quran:

Ibn Katheer (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Imam al-Shafi'i and those who agreed with him all gave evidence in this verse that masturbation is forbidden. The translation of the verse is-

“And those who guard their private parts. Without their own wives or owned maids; In this case (in the case of the wife and the maid) they are certainly not condemned. Those who desire anything other than this are transgressors. ”[Surah Al-Muminun, verses 5-6]

Imam al-Shafi'i said in the 'Nikah chapter': The verse is clear about the prohibition of anyone other than the wife and the handmaid by mentioning 'guarding the place of shame from anyone other than the wife or the handmaid'. Even then, in urging the verse, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Those who desire anything other than this are transgressors." So it will not be permissible to use the penis in any case other than the wife or the maid, nor will masturbation be valid. Allah knows best. [Kitabul Umm by Imam Shafi'i]

Some scholars have argued with this verse: "Those who are not able to marry, let them exercise restraint until Allah, out of His bounty, relieves them." [Surah An-Noor, verse 33] To be patient.


The scholars testify in this regard with the hadith of Abdullah bin Masood (R) that he said: We were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) some young men who had nothing. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: O young men! Let him among you who has the ba'i (bearing the cost of marriage and physical ability) get married. Because it helps to keep his eyes down and to protect the place of shame. And he who cannot afford to marry, let him fast. Because it soothes sexual arousal. ”[Sahih Bukhari (506)]

The lawmaker advised that if you are unable to get married, you should fast despite the hardships. Not advised to masturbate. Although there is more interest in masturbation, masturbation is easier than fasting. But he did not allow that.

There are many more documents in this masala. We think it is enough to mention these documents.

Here are some tips and steps on how a person who masturbates can get rid of it:

1. The motivation to avoid this habit is to obey God's commands and refrain from disobeying Him.

2. To prevent this habit through a permanent solution i.e. marriage. Because this was the advice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to the youth.

3. Stay away from all kinds of bad thoughts and bad thoughts. Engaging oneself in the good thoughts of this world or the Hereafter. Because if bad thoughts grow, it leads to action at one stage. In the final stage, it gets out of control and becomes a habit. Then it becomes difficult to get rid of it.

4. Keep your eyes down Because looking at a person or a pornographic picture, whether it is a living person or a painting, unobstructed vision leads a person to haram. That is why Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Tell the believers to lower their gaze” [Surah An-Noor, verse 30] The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “You will not look after the gaze” [Sunan al-Tirmidhi (26) Hasan 'says] So the first vision, the vision that suddenly falls, even if there is no sin in it, the second vision is haraam It is also advisable to stay away from places where sexual stimulants are available.

5. Engage in various acts of worship. No leisure time for sinful deeds to take place.

6. Learning from the physical damage that results from such bad habits. For example, weakness of eyesight and nerves, weakness of reproductive organs, pain in the spine, etc., which are mentioned by the doctors. Similarly various psychological damage; Such as- anxiety, feeling mental pain. The biggest loss is to ruin the prayer. Since it takes frequent bathing, which is difficult to do. Especially on winter nights. Similarly breaking the fast.

7. Satisfaction with the wrong attitude. This is because some young people justify this bad practice by pretending to protect themselves from adultery and homosexuality. But maybe the young man is not likely to be close to adultery and homosexuality.

8. Protect yourself with a strong will and a strong decision. Do not give in to the devil. Not to be alone; Such as spending the night alone. It is narrated in the hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade any man to spend the night alone. [Musnad Ahmad, the hadeeth is in Saheeh al-Jame]

9. Adopting the remedy prescribed by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); That is fasting. Because fasting soothes sexual arousal and softens sexual desire. Beware of bizarre behavior with it; For example, swearing or swearing not to repeat masturbation. Because if someone does it again, that person will be considered as a mature-oath breaker. Similarly, do not take antidepressants. Because there are physical risks in taking these medicines. Moreover, it is forbidden in the hadith to consume anything that completely eliminates sexual arousal.

10. Adhere to Islamic etiquette while sleeping. For example, reciting the sleeping prayers, lying on the right side, not sleeping on the stomach; Since the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade this.

11. Adorn yourself with the virtues of patience and restraint. Because it is obligatory on us to be patient from haraam deeds; Although we have a need to do those things. We should know that if we try to keep ourselves in moderation, it will eventually become an integral part of the individual. As the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah will make the one who exercises restraint, the one who tries to be self-sufficient, Allaah will make him self-sufficient, and the one who tries to be patient, Allaah will make him patient. No human being has been given a greater gift than patience. ”[Sahih Bukhari (1469)]

12. If someone commits this sin, he should repent immediately, ask for forgiveness, do good deeds, and not despair of being forgiven. Because this sin is poetic.

13. Lastly, the greatest way to get rid of this bad habit is to pray to God, to pray to Him, to ask Him for help. Because Allah responds to the call of the supplicant. God knows best.
Especially boys and girls of our age should be careful about this issue. May Allah grant us the tawfiq to follow the path of Islam. 

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