Masturbation

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Masturbation is a major sin and its punishment has been mentioned in many Hadeeths, that the sinner will come in the Day of Judgement with his hand which he used in masturbation, swollen like a mountain and will bedridden in front of all human beings.

Zina ( fornication) is another major sin, which is different from masturbation.

​​​​​​​Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Masturbation using your hands or any part of your body is a sinful act, but if your wife uses her hands or any part of her body to masturbate you, it will be allowed for you and her. This can be done by wife to her husband as well as by husband to his wife when they are together.

Wassalam.  

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 2 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

The action itself is sinful even if ejaculation isn’t reached however it is ejaculation which would break the fast. 

May Allah grant you success  

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answer updated 3 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Masturbating is a sin related to animalistic desires and so its punishment in the hereafter would be linked to that, as all sins have consequences and punishments that are suitable for them. Masturbation is a sin punishable in this world as well, and it is narrated that Imam Ali (as) punished a man for it by hitting his hand until it became red, and then got him married, paying for the marriage out of the treasury.

As for stopping, masturbation is a habit and like any other habit, stopping is a process, which requires determination and persistence. As a starting point a person should get rid of all aids, such as photos, movies, being on the wrong social media groups etc.
 

It is helpful if they can get married, or if not that they take up fasting on a regular basis. There are communities of people who are giving up frapping (another word for masturbation) so seeking support from such groups may be helpful for some. The most important thing is not to get discouraged if you slip, but to make sure that slips are as irregular as possible and to know that masturbation has a number of negative consequences, especially for a person's sex life later on. With determination many people have found their way out of frapping with a positive result on their lives and spirituality. 

May you always be successful.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Yes, Ghusl will be obligatory, although masturbation is a sinful act. 
Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 6 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Masturbation is haram, and the aforementioned situation would not exempt a man from conducting such an act. 

He can either request assistance from his wife, if he is married, and if not, to find alternative halal methods, which he certainly will be able to find.

With prayers for your success. 

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 7 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Frapping is unfortunately a common practice among males due to the highly sexualised world that we live in. It is a habit that needs to be dealt with in a number of ways so what follows is not an exhaustive list but some suggestions on what to do.

1) It is very important to be clear about the harms of frapping both for your current mental state and for your future life with a partner. That is aside from the effects on your spirituality and faith as well as the punishment it induces in the next world. It is impotant to think about these so that you have a clear motivation to stop.

2) Ridding your environment of all aids and prerequisites that cause frapping. Turn on the parental locks on all your devices and make a consequences on yourself for breaking this rule in any way.

3) Realizing that breaking any habit is a process but that this specific habit should never be consciously repeated. Make this a rule for yourself. If you break it don't get so down that you stop the journey. 
 

4) Fasting

5) Some people have recommended having a cold shower when making the ghusl after ejaculation, so as to build up an additional barrier to the act itself.

6) Although there are no specific duas i know of continual prayer is something that is absolutely necessary to reach any important goal in life.

May you always be successful 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 8 months ago

The root of these sinful acts is weakness in front of the sinful desires. This weakness can be tackled by: 

1. Remembering the fact the Allah is seeing us always. Will we ignore His presence and commit the sinful act in front of Allah?

2. Remembering the harm and damage caused to your heart, mind and body by these sinful acts. How can a sensible person harm himself deliberately for the sake of few moments of sinful lust?

3. Remembering the fate of those who committed such sinful acts and how they gained nothing, but the loss and damage to themselves.

4. Remembering the great reward of pious people who keep themselves away from the sinful desires for the sake of Allah. The reward in Paradise is much greater than any lust.

5. Remembering the painful results and sever misery of those who committed sinful acts. Can you tolerate such dangerous results? Is this sinful desire worth putting you in such fatal results?

6. Repeating Estighfaar and Salawaat is very useful in cleaning the inner and enlightening the mind and heart.

7. Seeking the help from Allah with the Waseela of His most beloved servants, Muhammad and his Holy Progeny Ahlul Bayt (AS).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 9 months ago

Wrong act committed in ignorance is not a deliberate sin if the person was unable to know the real rule of it and thought it permissible. ( JAAHIL MUQASSIR).

Wassalam.

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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 1 year 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:

https://www.al-islam.org/philosophy-islamic-laws-nasir-makarim-shirazi-j...

- Marriage and Morals in Islam by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Chapter 3: Islamic Sexual Morality 2
https://www.al-islam.org/marriage-and-morals-islam-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi...

- Youth and Spouse Selection, by Ali Akbar Mazaheri:
https://www.al-islam.org/youth-and-spouse-selection-ali-akbar-mazaheri/c...