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Does Hurmat-E-Musaharah Apply Due to Masturbation?

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Answered by: Maulana Tammim Mohamadou


Does hurmat-e-musaharah apply due to masturbation?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Hurmat-e-musaharah is established when a mature male looks with desire at the private part of the immediate female descendants or ascendants of his wife or touches any part of their body with desire which is either bare or it has so thin cloth over it that you can feel the warmth of the skin. [ CITATION Dar55 l 1033 ]

The same ruling applies to the female who is nine years of age or over when she commits the above-mentioned things with the immediate male descendants or ascendants of her husband, for example, sons, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughters, mother-in-law, and daughters-in-law, etc. [ CITATION Dar55 l 1033 ]

So, for your question, the Hurmat-e-musaharah will not be established if the above conditions are not met when masturbating.

Nevertheless, masturbation is an impermissible act therefore one should stay away from it. [ CITATION Dar56 l 1033 ]

We advise you to go through the below answer to know how to stay away from it, in shā Allah:


May Allah ﷻ protect us from sin and accept our endeavours, Āmīn.

Only Allah (ﷻ) knows best.

Written by Maulana Tammim Mohamadou

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Darul Ifta Birmingham, “Fatwa ID: 03959,” [Online]. Available: http://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/home/does-hurmat-musaaharah-get-established-by-masturbating-about-someone/.
[2] Darul Ifta Birmingham, “Fatwa ID: 02610,” [Online]. Available: http://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/home/ruling-on-maturbation/.

This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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