He stopped masturbation but has wet dreams
Fatwa No: 128772

  • Fatwa Date:8-11-2009 - Thul-Qi'dah 21, 1430
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Question

as salam alykum ,before i had habbit to manstrubation it was unknowingly i had started and after knowing it is not allowed i have stopped it, alhamdulillah. 1.dr say there is no health effect in manstrubation .it is just like sweat.2.and wen i is to manstrubate in those days i had no night fall but wen have stopped manstrubate i have night fall now e days so taking here early morning ghusl effect my heaalth problem?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Masturbation is forbidden for the evidence mentioned in Fatwa 81150; comparing it to sweat is a wrong comparison. The secretion of sweat is usually beneficial for the body as it perspires some fluids that are harmful to the body like excess salt. As regards ejaculating through masturbation, then it harms the body; the specialists in the field mentioned some of its harms and we clarified them in the above-referred Fatwa. It is enough evidence that it is harmful that the Sharee’ah prohibited it. Indeed, what is forbidden in Sharee’ah is absolutely harmful or mostly harmful.

In any case, you did well by stopping this evil practice after you became aware of its prohibition. We advise you to take the initiative to marry if you are not married and observe fasting if you are not able to marry. Moreover, you should keep company with righteous people and keep yourself busy with what benefits you in your religion and in your worldly life.

As regards what you mentioned about wet dreams, if you ask whether or not this could be a sound reason for masturbating, then the answer is no. However, if performing Ghusl harms you, then this is another matter. If a Muslim is harmed by using water, he may perform Tayammum (dry ablution); however, it should be a real harm and not an imaginary one.

For more benefit on the cases when it is permissible to perform Tayammum, please refer to Fataawa 82337 and 83735.

Allaah Knows best.

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