Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
If a Muslim is not married is it permissible for him to relieve himself by masturbating?
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate
Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,
Both the Hanafi and Shafi’i positions on Masturbation are found in the links below.
Also, sections on repentance and patience.
May Allah make us of those who please Him in all we do, amin.
Please see the following links related to your question:
The Hanafi School
Not married yet: How to control sexual desires that leads to masturbation?
Why Is Masturbation Haram?
Rukhsa on Masturbation?
Is it really a serious sin to masturbate or is it ok if one does?
Masturbation: Advice for someone who wakes up with this problem…
Masturbating to avoid pornography; reading sexual advice; avoiding bad deeds
Wudu lost through sin? How is wudu broken? Would masturbation be allowed to avoid major sins?
Masturbation, Sin, Fasts, and Expiation (RE: does it break fast?)
The Ruling on Masturbation: Prohibitively Disliked
Masturbation: A Disastrous Problem Faced by the Youth
Why is masturbation haram? Don’t doctors state that there is no harm in it?
If a woman masturbates, does she have to perform ghusl?
The Shafi’i School
The prohibition of masturbation
Masturbation and ghusl
I look at women frequently, which throws me into masturbation. I try to repent but I return to unlawful looking. What should I do?
Reading the Qur’an
Realization that the Arabic Qur’an is Allah’s Book, a blessing by which He guides hearts and souls, brings about the desire to want to read it. As Shaykh Faraz Rabbani says in the link below, “there is great reward in reciting the Arabic, even if one does not understand its meanings, for these are the Words of Allah, and their aural majesty makes hearts submit reverentially.” As an aside, A.J. Arberry’s English translation is highly recommended.
How does reciting the Holy Quran help one? What benefit does it bring one?
Prophetic Guidance Regarding the Excellence of Reciting the Qur’an (from Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous)
What is Sincere Repentance
Repentance, Talking About Past Sin, and Avoiding That Which Does Not Concern One
How Does One Repent?
Prayer of Repentance: Salat al-Tawba
Chapter on Repentance: From Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous
Prophetic Guidance: On forbearance, patience and kindness
SunniPath Fiqh Team