Why Is Masturbation Haram?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is Masturbation Haram? The reason I’m asking this cuz I have so many friendssome say its haram some say its a natural thing. It keeps you away from bad deeds…

If Someone is Fasting and he gets horny somehow as you know hornism is anatural thing it comes and goes by itself. So doing masturbating while on fasting is it bad or it doesn’t matter? some people say it doesn’t matter cuz its a natural thing, some say it matters – your fast break if you do the masturbation??

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

1. The fiqh regarding masturbation may be found in Related Q&A.

2. The very meaning of Islam is submission: we submit our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls to Allah Most High, out of thankfulness for the blessing and life-giving light of His religion.

Allah tests our slavehood. Many people have ‘natural’ tendencies and urges towards that which Allah has declared unlawful. This is our test with Allah Most High.

Allah Most High said in the Qur’an,

“And the soul and He who perfected it

And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong and right for it.

He is indeed successful who purifies it,

And he is indeed a failure who stunts it.” [Qur’an, 91:9-10]


Faraz Rabbani.

As for the fast: masturbation that leads to ejaculation invalidates the fast.

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