Rukhsah on Masturbation?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

[Someone asked about a private case, but the answer may be of general benefit.]

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

There would be no “special dispensation” for the brother to masturbate! He would need to take all the means that scholars mention about controlling one’s shahwa, including:

– Guarding one’s gaze;
– Staying away from fitna;
– Asking Allah continually to free him from this problem;
– Involving himself with acts of worship, dhikr, etc, because the one who longs for the Infinite Beauty of the One turns to none else;
– Fasting;
– Removing the haram and doubtful from his life, especially in terms of food, money, and household “family sins” [television, free mixing, etc.]
– Whenever feeling overwhelmed with one’s physical temptation to fulfill a lawful lust (food, etc.) to calm down his nafs. This was mentioned by Sayyidi Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi from Shaykh al-Akbar (Allah sanctify their secrets).

And Allah alone guides to the truth.


Faraz Rabbani