What is the Ruling of Two Women Masturbating in Front of Each Other?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: If a girl masturbates in front of another girl without touching her is it lesbian intercourse or actual fornication in Islam?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Masturbation is impermissible and sinful.

However, it is not fornication (zina) whether or not a person is present.

Please see: A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation and: Mutual Masturbation Between Spouses

Masturbation has many personal and societal ill-effects that are known and recognized in sane traditional societies and by balanced people. The early Muslims used to say, “The one who weds his hand is accursed.” [Ibn Humam, Fath al-Qadir]

Please see: Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani