Q: I have heard that masturbation is sinful and haram in Islam. Is the ruling the same for women, since mostly all the answers are related to men? I feel bad and guilty after doing it and I have also heard that masturbation can cause psychological problems and mental illness such as weak memory.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)