Zeinab Donati, Zeinab Donati has been studying books about various Islamic subjects for more than 19 years. She is deeply interested in history and politics as well as social issues in particular those pertaining... Answered 3 years ago

Assalamu aleykum,
Masturbation is undoubtedly a sin in Islam and it is not permitted in any circumstances.
As this verse of the Holy Qur’an states:
"And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, - for them, they are free from blame. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors." (23:5-7)
To research further the Islamic view about masturbation and its consequences, please refer to the following texts:

- Philosophy of Islamic Laws by Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi & Ayatullah Jafar Subhani, in particular question 27:


- Marriage and Morals in Islam by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Chapter 3: Islamic Sexual Morality 2

- Youth and Spouse Selection, by Ali Akbar Mazaheri: