Is Masturbation Allowed in Islam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is masturbation allowed in Islam? Is it necessary for a male and female to take a bath after masturbation?


A: It is not permissible for a male or female to take haraam pleasure from one’s body (through masturbation, etc). If one had masturbated and semen had come out, then ghusal will be waajib. Similarly one should make taubah for committing this sin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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