Ruling on wearing a chastity belt
Fatwa No: 291901

Question

Is it permissable to use chastity device with the consent of both the partners?I know it is Haram in islam to use sex toys are penetrate the vagina or anus, but chastity devices does not come in that category.If you don't know what is a chastity device, it is a device which is placed on a man's penis and is locked with a key. The man cannot have any sexual intercourse or even masturbation without unlocking the device with the key.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Clear-Long-Male-Chastity-Device-Belt-With-Brass-Lock-Locking-Number-Tags-/390794980671

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.

We have researched some of what has been written about this device and have come to know that experts have indicated that there are health risks and unfavorable consequences for both its male and female wearers, among which are the following:

First, this solid material blocks the flow of perspiration, forcing it back into the outer layer of the skin, leading to the spread of bacterial and fungal infections.

Second, the direct and prolonged contact with the skin causes chafing of the outer layer of the skin followed by skin redness and the breakout of a rash in the form of a serious type of skin eczema.

Third, the constant presence of impurities that cannot be avoided in this area while wearing the chastity belt will inevitably lead to viral infections in the blood as viruses travel through the sensitive areas of the female genitals.

Fourth, it promotes bad thoughts and suspicion between the man and his wife when the motive for wearing it is to avoid accusations of adultery.

There are also other negative effects that may rise from wearing that belt. Needless to say, the Islamic Sharee‘ah forbids everything that causes harm. One of the established principles of Islamic law is that "Harm must be eliminated." The origin of this principle is the Hadeeth reported on the authority of Ibn 'Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him  in which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “There should be neither harm nor reciprocating harm.” [Ahmad]

Allaah Knows best.

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