Deriving sexual pleasure through one’s body

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Q: If a unmarried person feel a high sex drive many times, although that person wish to get married but it doesn’t make possible. Can that person try self movements to satisfy and please sex drive and feelings? What possibilities are available in islam in that case?


A: It is not permissible for one to derive sexual pleasure through one’s body. If he cannot get married, then to control his desires he should fast every alternate day.

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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