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1. Is masturbation allowed in Islam?

2. I have read that masturbation causes memory and eyes to become weak etc. Is this true?



1. Totally avoid this. Rather get married.

2. It is the experience of some hakeems.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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