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What Is the Ruling on Masturbation?

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Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle


What is the ruling on masturbation? Could you give me an answer based on the Sunni schools of thought as well as Salafi/Ahl-e Hadith scholars?


Dear questioner, thank you kindly for your important question.

Masturbation is forbidden.

The four Sunni schools of thought and the prominent Salafi/Ahl-e Hadith scholars agree on this.

Please see:
A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation
Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?
The Ruling on Masturbation – by al-Albani
Masturbation and Its Effect upon Worship – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen

If after reaching orgasm there is any mucus that comes out of your private parts, then you will have to make ghusl. You do that by washing your whole body, mouth, and nose with water. [Mukhtasar al-Quduri]

I don’t think you will find any Salafis/Ahl-e Hadith saying otherwise.

Please also read this answer:
I Am Addicted to Masturbation. Can I Still Get a Good Husband?

I pray this helps.

[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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