For some reason I thought masturbation was allowed in Islam.

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I have tried only a few times. Will I be punished as I did not know? I do not do it now.


If you sincerely repent, and do not repeat the sin, it is hoped that Allah will forgive as He is Most Merciful and Most Forgiving.

Was salaam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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