Masturbating to avoid wet dreams

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Q: If a female has frequent wet dreams and upon waking when she checks her undergarments she sees discharge sometimes and sometimes not. Many a times she ends up masturbating to avoid wet dreams as she can’t fast due to health issues and despite being married she is away from her husband? She is fed up with this thing as everyday she has to do ghusl.


A: There is no need to masturbate. If she is sure that it was a discharge after a wet dream then she should have a bath.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


 Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)