Evidence that Masturbation Is Forbidden
Fatwa No: 376036


salam. i know the opinion adopted in this site is that masturbation is haram. however, there are scholars who considered this act allowed or at best disliked. what is the proof behind their position?


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

The view that we adopt here in Islamweb and which we believe to be correct is that masturbation is forbidden and this is the view of the majority of the scholars as well.

As for collecting and discussing the evidence of other views, then this is not the specialty of the Fatwa Center.

The center is set up to answer the masses about matters they need regarding their religion, so that they would act accordingly. Our Center is not a research entity that collects information requested by the questioners, so we apologize for not addressing your question.

For more benefit on the prohibition of masturbation, please refer to Fataawa 179859, 87952, and 81167.

Allah knows best.

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