What is the ruling on Masturbation for men and women?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: What is the ruling of masturbation in Islam for men and women? I have heard that it can cause weak memory and eyesight as well as other health problems.


A: Deriving pleasure from one’s body through masturbation is not permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)