Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
[Someone asked about a private case, but the answer may be of general benefit.]
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;
– 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.