Taking sexual pleasure from one’s own body

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I masturbate in my bedding but then its hard for me to wash the bedding all the time as I do it regularly. So because of this I refuse to make ghusal thinking my ibaada won’t get accepted. I also need a duaa to read to find a wife.



1. It is impermissible for one to derive sexual pleasure from one’s body (through masturbation, etc). You should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for the sin you have committed and make a firm resolve that you will not repeat this sin in the future. You do not need to wash the entire bedding. Just wash the area soiled with impurity.

2. Recite the following dua after your five daily Salaah.

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيْر

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)