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Is masturbation haraam for women?

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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.


A: What is the difference? Haraam is haraam whether committed by a man or woman. Whether wine is drunk by a man or woman it does not make a difference.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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