Is masturbation allowed in Islam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Is masturbation allowed in Islam? Is there any disadvantage in doing this?


(Fatwa: 1465/1146=H)


It is haram and a major sin. Moreover, it involves countless harms specially impotency. It jeopardizes the potency, causes deficiency in brain and premature ejaculation. It brings about humiliation and shame in this world as well as in the world hereafter.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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