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Can I Use a Sex Doll To Avoid Fornication?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


What is the ruling on using sex dolls if masturbation is avoided with it and it’s not kept in the house so the angels can still enter, and it is not exposed so no one knows that you have the doll? You are also sure it won’t lead you to commit evil deeds such as adultery, etc. Please give a detailed answer.


Thank you for your question. Using a sex doll is masturbation and as such, it is not permissible.


It is not permissible to masturbate and much harm ensues from it.

Masturbation is permissible if medically necessary, such as in the example here:
Is Masturbation Permissible for Medical Reason? (Shafi’i)

Sex Dolls

I advise you not to turn to masturbation or sex dolls, but rather to strive to remove this habit and behavior from your life. There is much that can be done to solve this if you make a sincere intention to transform yourself. By the grace of Allah, you will find much goodness and blessings through this change. Try the tips given in the links below, such as getting married, fasting, using the website Purify Your Gaze, and eliminating impermissible images from your life.

Please see these links about how to stop masturbating:
Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?
Is Masturbation Permissible if Your Spouse is Incarcerated?
I Am Addicted to Masturbation. Can I Still Get a Good Husband?

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
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