German author received death threat for criticizing Radical Islam


(DW.DE) A German author of Egyptian origin has gone into hiding after having recieved death threats from Islamists. Hamed Abdel-Samad is one of Germany’s highest-profile experts on Islam. (Is it not sufficient to prove that Radical Islam and Moderate Islam are not different?)0,,16043704_303,00

The news of the death threats against Abdel-Samad was announced by his publisher on Tuesday.

“Hamed Abdel-Samad is taking the call for him to be murdered seriously and has gone into hiding,” the head of the Munich-based Droemer Knaur publishing house, Margit Ketterle, said in a statement.

The calls for the author to be killed apparently came after a speech he gave in Cairo last week in which he criticized radical Islam and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of spreading “religious fascism.”

Abdel-Sadam reportedly also said he did not intend to insult Islam but had a right to express his views.

Shortly after his speech Assem Abdel Maged, a leading member of the radical Egyptian group Gamaa Islamiya, used a television appearance to declare Abdel-Samad an “infidel.”

Numerous Islamist web sites subsequently published a picture of the author with the words “wanted dead” written above.

“We are shocked by the persecution of our author and support him as much as we can,” said Ketterle, who spoke of a “smear campaign that came directly from the sphere of the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi.”

She also said Abdel-Samad stood for “critical education,” not only in Germany.

The German government’s human rights commissioner, Markus Löning also expressed shock at the news, saying there was “nothing to justify” such death threats.

“I expect the Egyptian government to clearly and unequivocally distance itself from [the threats],” Löning said. He also called on the government in Cairo to ensure his safety.

The 41-year-old Abdel-Samad was born in Egypt but moved to Germany at the age of 23. The political scientist who now holds German citizenship has published several books critical of Islam. In 2010 he became known to a broader audience when he featured in a five part television series in which he joined Polish-born German-Jewish journalist Henryk Broder on a road trip through Germany.

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  1. No Wanking allowed in Mohammedanism, but you are allowed to Rape!

    Problem With Son Masturbating Daily
    – 40163

    I am the mother of an only child, a seven year old boy, and recently I found him practicing the secret habit (masturbation). Every time I ask him if he did it today he tells me, quite frankly, yes. I forbade him to do this haraam (unlawful) action, then I started to take away some privileges and even hit him, but with no success. He is still doing it every day, maybe even more than once. I got tired of keeping an eye on him, and I feel ashamed before Allaah that this sin may stay with him until he grows up, and he may persist in not repenting, so he will get used to sin and regard it as insignificant, and so his heart will become deadened when he is still young.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    The family is often responsible for the children falling into sin, because they do not urge children to worship Allaah and they make available the means of falling into sin.
    We do not know what is really happening here, but it may be that the circumstances surrounding this boy have made him fall into sin. He is an only child, and an only child is usually spoiled, which makes the means of falling into sin readily available. This problem may be dealt with in a number of ways:
    1 – Reducing the extent to which he is spoiled, because spoiling him makes him feel that he is not a man, so he tries to prove that he is a man by means of this habit or smoking, for example.
    2 – Not making the means of falling into sin available, especially those which contribute to deadening of the heart, such as giving him music tapes to listen to and providing satellite channels for him to watch.
    3 – Try not to let the child sleep alone or close the door when he is asleep, because being alone makes it easy to think about sin and encourages one to do it.
    4 – Making the child feel attached to the mosque and its study circles, and to righteous friends. These are the greatest means of helping a person to correct his ways and strengthen his faith.
    5 – Providing a useful Islamic audio-visual library, which will create in him a love for worship, teach him good manners and deter him from falling into sin.
    6- Encouraging him to read, especially books that have to do with biographies of the scholars and heroic mujaahideen (warriors). Perhaps he will acquire some of their attributes and follow in their footsteps. It is better to encourage him to write a summary of what he reads, hears and watches, and to give him a suitable reward for that.
    7 – Encourage him to memorize Qur’aan and fast; undoubtedly these will strengthen him spiritually.
    8 –Try to organize his time so that he will be active during the day and will sleep early, because staying up late may make him think at length about sin.
    9 – Explain to him the shar’i (Islamic law) ruling on this habit and its effect on the mind, heart and faculties.
    10 – Avoid humiliating him, hitting him and embarrassing him, because hitting him, humiliating him and embarrassing him will not make him give up this sin and others like it, rather you should deal with him in the way that is best and by giving him good advice.
    And Allaah is the source of strength.

    Islam Q&A

    Ruling on masturbation and how to cure the problem – 329
    I have a question which I am shy to ask but another sister who has come to Islam recently wants an answer to and I do not have an answer (with dilals from the Qur’an and Sunnah). I hope you can help and I hope Allah will for give me if it is inappropriate but as Muslims we should never be shy in seeking knowledge. Her question was “Is it permissible in Islam to masturbate?”.
    May Allah increase us all in knowledge.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Masturbation (for both men and women) is haraam (forbidden) in Islam based on the following evidence:

    First from the Qur’aan:
    Imam Shafi’i stated that masturbation is forbidden based on the following verses from the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning):
    “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

    Here the verses are clear in forbidding all illegal sexual acts (including masturbation) except for the wives or that their right hand possess. And whoever seeks beyond that is the transgressor.
    “And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allah enriches them of His bounty.” 24.33. This verse also clearly orders whoever does not have the financial means to marry to keep himself chaste and be patient in facing temptations (including masturbation) until Allah enriches them of His bounty.

    Secondly, from the sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him):

    Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood said, “We were with the Prophet while we were young and had no wealth whatsoever. So Allaah’s Messenger said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”

    Bukhari:5066. The hadeeth orders men who are not able to marry to fast despite the hardship encountered in doing so, and not to masturbate despite the ease with which it can be done.

    There are additional evidences that can be cited to support this ruling on masturbation, but due to the limited space we will not go through them here. Allaah knows what is best and most correct.

    As for curing the habit of masturbation, we recommend the following suggestions:
    1) The motive to seek a cure for this problem should be solely following Allaah’s orders and fearing His punishment.
    2) A permanent and quick cure from this problem lies in marriage as soon as the person is able, as shown in the Prophet’s hadeeth.
    3) Keeping oneself busy with what is good for this world and the hereafter is essential in breaking this habit before it becomes second nature after which it is very difficult to rid oneself of it.
    4) Lowering the gaze (from looking at forbidden things such as pictures, movies etc.) will help suppress the desire before it leads one to commit the haraam (forbidden). Allaah orders men and women to lower their gaze as shown in the following two verses and in the Prophet’s hadeeth (interpretations of the meanings):
    “Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is all-aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) ….. ” 24.30-31

    Allaah’s messenger said: “Do not follow a casual (unintentional) look (at forbidden things) with another look.” Al-Tirmidhi 2777. This is a general instruction by the Prophet to abstain from all that may sexually excite a person because it might lead him/her to commit the haraam (forbidden).
    5) Using one’s available leisure time in worshipping Allaah and increasing religious knowledge.
    6) Being cautious not to develop any of the medical symptoms that may result from masturbation such as weak eyesight, weak nervous system, and/or back pain. More importantly, feeling of guilt and anxiety that can be complicated by missing obligatory prayers because of the need to shower (ghusl) after every incidence of masturbation.
    7) Avoiding the illusion that some youth have that masturbation is permissible because it prevents them from committing illegal sexual acts such as fornication or even homosexuality.
    8) Strengthening one’s willpower and avoiding spending time alone as recommended by the Prophet when he said “Do not spend the night alone” Ahmad 6919.
    9) Following the Prophet’s aforementioned hadeeth and fast when possible, because fasting will temper one’s sexual desire and keep it under control. However, one should not overreact and swear by Allaah not to return to the act because if one does not honor one’s promise, one would be facing the consequences of not living up to one’s oath to Allaah. Also, note that medication to diminish one’s sexual desire is strictly prohibited because it might permanently affect one’s sexual ability.
    10) Trying to follow the Prophet’s recommendation concerning the etiquette of getting ready for bed, such as reading well-known supplications, sleeping on the right side, and avoiding sleeping on the belly (the Prophet forbade sleeping on the belly).
    11) Striving hard to be patient and chaste, because persistence will eventually, Allaah willing, lead to attaining those qualities as second nature, as the Prophet explains in the following hadeeth:
    “Whoever seeks chastity Allaah will make him chaste, and whoever seeks help from none but Allaah, He will help him, and whoever is patient He will make it easy for him, and no one has ever been given anything better than patience.” Bukhari:1469.
    12) Repenting, asking forgiveness from Allaah, doing good deeds, and not losing hope and feeling despair are all prerequisites to curing this problem. Note that losing hope is one of the major sins punishable by Allaah.
    13) Finally, Allaah is the Most Merciful and He always responds to whoever calls on Him. So, asking for Allah’s forgiveness will be accepted, by His will.
    Wallahu a’lam. And Allah knows what is best and most correct.

    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

    Masturbating or engaging in intimacy with one’s wife to the point of ejaculation during the day in Ramadaan – 71213
    If a man masturbates or kisses his wife until semen is emitted, but he does not have intercourse, is his fast invalidated by that? What does he have to do, and is there any expiation for that?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Masturbation is haraam, as has already been explained in the answer to question no. 329; in Ramadaan it is even more haraam.
    Masturbation, and also being intimate with one\’s wife and kissing her until semen is emitted invalidates the fast, and the one who does that has to repent to Allaah for doing this haraam action, and he has to fast a day to make up for the day which he spoiled, but he does not have to offer expiation (kafaarah), because expiation is only required for having intercourse during the day in Ramadaan.
    He also said (4/361): If he kisses (his wife) and ejaculates, then he has broken his fast and there is no difference of scholarly opinion that we know of. End quote.
    It says in Bidaayah al-Mujtahid (1/382): All of them – i.e., the imams – say that whoever kisses and ejaculates has broken his fast. End quote.
    I do not know of any scholar who granted a concession with regard to kissing for the one who is fasting, unless he is confident that nothing will result from that; for the one who knows that it will result in something that will invalidate his fast, he must avoid that. End quote.
    He also said in al-Sharh al-Mumti’ (6/234-235):
    The literalists (al-zaahiriyyah) rejected that and said: the fast is not invalidated by masturbation even if one ejaculates, because there is no evidence from the Qur’aan or Sunnah that the fast is invalidated thereby, and an act of worship cannot be ruled to be invalidated unless there is evidence from Allaah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). But in my view – and Allaah knows best – we may understand that it does break the fast on the basis of the following two points:
    2 – Based on analogy. We say that the Sunnah states that a person breaks his fast by making himself vomit if he vomits, and he breaks his fast by cupping if he is treated with cupping and blood comes out of him. Both of these weaken the body.
    With regard to the emission of blood, it also seems that it weakens the body, and the same results from emission of semen, which undoubtedly exhausts the body. Hence there is the command to do ghusl, which restores energy to the body, and this is by analogy with cupping and vomiting.
    Based on these two points – the fact that it is fulfilment of desire and that it weakens the body, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) ruled that masturbation invalidates the fast. See Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 25/251.
    Masturbation during the day in Ramadaan invalidates the fast if it is done deliberately and semen is emitted as a result. The person has to make up that fast as an obligation, and he has to repent to Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, because masturbation, which is what people call the ‘secret habit’, is not permissible whether one is fasting or otherwise. End quote.
    The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas (10/256) said:
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
    7. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”
    The one who does that during the day in Ramadaan when he is fasting has to repent to Allaah and make up the fast of the day when he did that, but he does not have to offer expiation (kafaarah), because expiation is required only in the case of intercourse. End quote.

    Does masturbation without ejaculation break the fast? – 38074
    Does masturbation break the fast if it is done during the day in Ramadaan but no semen is emitted?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Masturbation is one of the things that invalidate the fast, and the one who does that has to make up the day that he broke his fast. He must also repent from this great sin.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz said:
    Masturbation during the day in Ramadaan invalidates the fast if it is done deliberately and semen is emitted as a result. The person must make up the day if that was an obligatory fast, and he must repent to Allaah, because masturbation is not permissible whether one is fasting or not. It is the action which people call the “secret habit”.
    Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 15/267
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
    If a fasting person masturbates and ejaculates, this breaks his fast, and he has to make up the fast of the day on which he masturbated, but he does not have to offer any expiation, because the expiation is only required of one who has intercourse. And he has to repent from what he did.
    Fataawa Arkaan al-Islam, p. 478
    This applies if he masturbated and ejaculated; if he did not ejaculate then this does not break the fast.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Sharh al-Mumti’ (6/388):
    If he masturbated without ejaculating, this does not invalidate the fast.
    And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A

    Is there any hadd punishment or expiation for masturbation? – 13436
    I would like to know.Due to masturbation I broke my hymen.Does this makes me a zaniya.Do i have to be punished with hundred lashes or is there any other punishment for this in our religion.And if there is please let me know and I also want to know can I marry a chaste person after indulging in masturbation so many times.Please answer in accordance with Quran and Sunnah.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:
    The secret habit (masturbation) is haraam, as we have explained in the answer to question no. 329. You have to repent from this action and give it up, and regret what you have done, and resolve not to go back to it.
    There are many punishments for the sinner in this world, let alone the punishment that he deserves in the Hereafter. We have already mentioned some of these punishments in the answer to question no. 23425. So hasten to repent sincerely before you are no longer able to do so, and before you feel regret at the time when regret will be to no avail.
    If Allaah honours you by enabling you to repent, you will be forgiven for this sin, and it will be as if it never happened. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The one who repents is like the one who did not sin.” Narrated by Ibn Maajah; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah, 3427.
    Secondly:
    Breaking the hymen as a result of this action is not zina, and no hadd punishment or expiation (kafaarah) is required.
    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was asked about masturbation and he replied:
    With regard to masturbation, the basic ruling is that it is haraam according to the majority of scholars, and the one who does it should be given a ta’zeer punishment, but it is not like zina. And Allaah knows best.
    Al-Fataawa al-Kubra, 3/439.
    Thirdly:
    If it is obvious that the hymen has been broken as a result of masturbation, then you have to tell your fiancé what happened to you, without giving any details that may cause you embarrassment. It is sufficient for him to know that this happened without any fornication, because the hymen may be broken because of exercise, being beaten, falling or being sick.
    You will never be exposed if you repent to Allaah and are sincere in your repentance, for Allaah is the Concealer and loves concealment.
    And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A

    He masturbated not knowing that it invalidates the fast – 50017
    Allaah enabled me to repent a year ago. Today I heard that masturbation is one of the things that invalidate the fast, which I did not know before. I have committed this sin in Ramadaan in the past. I do not know what to do. I don’t know how many times I committed this sin. Please advise me what I should do.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:
    Praise be to Allaah Who has guided you to repent. We ask Him to accept your repentance and forgive your sins and guide you.
    Secondly:
    The scholars differed concerning one who does an action that invalidates the fast not knowing that it does so – is his fast invalidated by that or not? There are two opinions.
    The first is that it does invalidate the fast. This is the view of al-Shaafa’i and Ahmad, but al-Shaafa’i made an exception in the case of one who is new in Islam or who grew up in a remote area far from knowledgeable people – in such cases it does not invalidate the fast.
    Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’ (6/356):
    If a fasting person eats, drinks or has intercourse not knowing that it is haraam – if he is new in Islam or grew up in a remote area and was unaware that this is something that breaks the fast – then it does not invalidate his fast, because it is not a sin. He is like one who forgets, as described in the texts. But if he used to mix with the Muslims in such a way that had no excuse for not knowing that this breaks the fast, then his fast is invalidated, because of his negligence (and failure to seek knowledge).
    See al-Mughni, 4/368; al-Kaafi, 2/244
    This view was favoured by the scholars of the Standing Committee, who were asked about someone who masturbated during the day in Ramadaan and did not know that this is haraam, and he did not know how many days he committed this forbidden action. They replied:
    He has to make up the days when he broke his fast because of the “secret habit”, because it invalidates the fast. He should try to work out the number of days when he broke the fast.
    Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/258.
    The second opinion is that it does not invalidate his fast, just as the fast of one who forgets is not invalidated.
    This view was favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and Ibn al-Qayyim.
    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Fataawa al-Kubra (2/19):
    If the fasting person does something that breaks the fast because he does not know that it is haraam, does he have to repeat the fast? According to two opinions in the madhhab of Ahmad, it seems that he does not have to make up any of those fasts, because accountability only comes until after the message reaches a person, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “this Qur’aan has been revealed to me that I may therewith warn you and whomsoever it may reach”
    [al-An’aam 6:19]
    “And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)”
    [al-Isra’ 17:15]
    “…in order that mankind should have no plea against Allaah after the (coming of) Messengers”
    [al-Nisa’ 4:165]
    There are several such verses in the Qur’aan, in which Allaah states that He does not punish anyone until the message that was brought by the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) reaches him. Whoever knows that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah and believes in that, but does not know much of the message that he brought, will not be punished by Allaah for that of which he did not hear, for He only punishes people for not believing after the message reaches them. This is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which narrated in many reports. It is proven in the books of saheeh that a number of the Sahaabah thought that the words of Allaah “until the white thread appears to you distinct from the black thread” [al-Baqarah 2:187 – interpretation of the meaning] referred to a white string and a black string, so one of them would tie strings to his leg and eat until he could distinguish the one from the other. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained that what was meant by the white thread was the day, and by the black the night, but he did not command them to repeat their fasts.
    Ibn al-Qayyim said in I’laam al-Muwaqqi’een (4/66):
    He (meaning the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) excused those who ate or drank deliberately during the day in Ramadaan, not by mistake, because they thought that the black and white threads referred to strings, so they would eat and drink until they could tell the one from the other when the day had begun. He excused them for that and did not tell them to make up the fasts, because of their misunderstanding.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked about a young man who masturbated in Ramadaan, not knowing that it breaks the fast, when he was overcome by desire – what is the ruling in this case?
    He replied:
    The ruling is that he does not have to do anything, because we have stated above that the fasting person does not break his fast unless three conditions are met: knowledge, remembering and wanting to do that thing. See question no. 28023.
    But I say that people should be patient in refraining from masturbation because it is haraam. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
    6. Except from their wives or (the slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
    7. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”
    [al-Mu’minoon 23:5-7]
    And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, and whoever cannot then let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”
    Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5065; Muslim, 1400.
    If masturbation were permissible the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would suggested it to people, because it is easier and because people find pleasure in it, unlike fasting which is difficult. But because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) suggested fasting, this indicates that masturbation is not permissible.
    Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 19/981.
    In order to be on the safe side, you should make up these days, and try to work out how many they are likely to be.
    Shaykh Ibn Baaz said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (15/304):
    If a person has intercourse during the day in Ramadaan and he is someone who is required to fast, because he is an adult of sound mind who is not traveling, out of ignorance (that it is haraam), the scholars differed concerning his case. Some of them said that he has to offer expiation, because he failed to ask and try to understand his religion. Other scholars said that he does not have to offer expiation because he was ignorant. Hence we know that in order to on the safe side you should offer expiation, because you failed to ask what is forbidden to you before you did what you did.
    So he (Shaykh Ibn Baaz) told him to offer expiation so as to be on the safe side, and the reason why expiation in this case was obligatory is because he broke the fast by having intercourse. Expiation is not required for any of the things that break the fast except intercourse during the day in Ramadaan, as previously stated in the answer to question no. 28023.
    Islam Q&A

    He masturbated a great deal during Ramadaan – what should he do? – 49943
    If a person has the problem of masturbating daily, what should he do in Ramadaan?
    Praise be to Allaah.
    The correct scholarly view is that masturbation is haraam. For more information please see the answer to question no. 329.
    38074.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
    7. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”
    And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and guarding one’s chastity. And whoever cannot afford that should fast.”
    Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 19.189.
    You should try hard to get married so that you can give up this bad habit. Seek the help of your Lord by praying to Him and obeying Him, so that you can rid yourself of this sinful habit.
    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

    Her husband is not fulfilling her sexual desires so she is resorting to masturbation – 83776
    When having intercourse my desire is not fulfilled between me and my husband, and sometimes after intercourse is over I masturbate with my hand without my husband’s knowledge. This happens frequently. What is the Islamic ruling on that?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:
    Masturbation using the hand and otherwise is haraam for both men and women, because of the evidence which you will find mentioned in the answer to question no. 329.
    Both spouses have the right to enjoy one another however they wish, so long as they avoid menstruation and the back passage. There is nothing wrong with him masturbating you by hand and vice versa.
    Secondly:
    What you have mentioned about your desire not being fulfilled may be dealt with by speaking frankly with your husband and by each side being open and honest with the other, by each of them being aware of his or her responsibility and by both of them being eager to achieve happiness, tranquillity and love. Many husbands neglect the wife’s rights with regard to intimacy and fulfilment of desire, and this usually stems from ignorance about women’s nature and their differences from men with regard to this action. Speaking frankly, trying to deal with the matter and reading some books on this topic all play a major role in setting things straight, in sha Allaah. If the woman has the habit of masturbating, that may make her lose interest in her husband and she may not feel any desire for intercourse, or it may not be enough to satisfy her. This is one of the harmful effects of masturbation that has been mentioned by specialists.
    See also question no. 23390.
    May Allaah help us all to do that which He loves and which pleases Him.
    And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A

    His wife is not very interested in intercourse so he resorts to masturbation – 99756
    I am a man of a strong desire. I like to have intercourse everyday. When I try to start it with my wife, she refuses for weak reasons like saying she is tired or lazy to make ghusl or because she wants to delay it to next day. So I have intercourse with her only twice a week. I cannot be patient. So I have to masturbate by my hand fearing to fall into adultery. Although I know it is haram, I masturbate about three times a week while my wife is beside me and she knows what I am doing. My wife cares a lot about beautifying herself and using perfumes, but she becomes annoyed if I ask her for sex. Am I sinful to masturbate by my hand? If yes, then does my wife share in this sin?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:
    The husband has to treat his wife kindly, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “and live with them honourably”
    [al-Nisa’ 4:19]
    Part of living with one’s spouse honourably is having intercourse, which is obligatory upon the husband, as much as is sufficient to satisfy her, so long as it does not harm him physically or distract him from earning a living.
    The wife is obliged to obey her husband if he calls her to his bed, and if she refuses then she is sinning, because of the report narrated by al-Bukhaari (32370 and Muslim (1436) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not come to him, and he goes to sleep angry with her, the angels will curse her until morning.”
    Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: She has to obey him if he calls her to his bed, and this is a duty that is obligatory upon her. … If she refuses to respond to his call, then she is being disobedient and wilfully defiant. … as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “As to those women on whose part you see ill conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance”
    [al-Nisa’ 4:34]
    End quote from al-Fataawa al-Kubra (3/145, 146).
    But it is not permissible for the husband to force his wife to do that for which she is not able with regard to intercourse. If she has an excuse because she is sick or she cannot bear it, then she is not sinning if she refuses to have intercourse.
    Ibn Hazm (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Both slave women and free women are enjoined not to refuse the master or husband if he calls them for intercourse, so long as the woman who is called is not menstruating or sick and likely to be harmed by intercourse, or observing an obligatory fast. If she refuses with no excuse then she is cursed. End quote from al-Muhalla (10/40).
    Al-Bahooti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
    The husband has the right to enjoy his wife at any time, so long as that does not keep her from performing obligatory duties or harm her; he does not have the right to enjoy her in that case, because that is not part of living with them honourably. But if it does not distract her from that or cause her harm, then he has the right to enjoyment. End quote from Kashshaaf al-Qinaa’ (5/189).
    The wife whose husband is harming her by having intercourse too often may come to some agreement with her husband concerning a specific number that she can put up with, and if he does more to such an extent that it is harmful to her, then she has the right to refer the matter to the qaadi (judge), who may determine a specific number and oblige both husband and wife to adhere to that.
    Secondly:
    Masturbation is haraam, because of evidence that we have quoted in the answer to question no. 329.
    There is no sin if the husband is masturbated by his wife’s hand, because it is permissible for him to enjoy her; the same applies if he ejaculates outside the vagina, because of the general meaning of the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
    6. Except from their wives or (the slaves) that their right hands possess, __ for then, they are free from blame”
    [al-Mu’minoon 23:5,6].
    This has been discussed in the answer to question no. 826.
    If the wife will be harmed by intercourse, she will not be harmed if her husband enjoys her in other ways, so she has to allow him to do that.
    Both spouses have to tackle this problem in a kind, loving and frank manner; and each of them should understand the rights and duties that they have, because most marital problems stem from ignorance of that.
    Some husbands are keen to satisfy their own desires, and they hasten to do that without caring about their wives or paying attention to their right to pleasure, so the wife finds no enjoyment in it and is put off by it, and it becomes a problem and a burden for her.
    Hence we say: Strive to create love and affection between you and your wife; pay attention to her situation and understand her feelings; avoid that which will harm her or hurt her. Tell her of the shar’i ruling concerning this issue and help her to follow it, and do not put her off, and be moderate in your approach, and you will get what you want.
    May Allaah help us and you to obey Him and seek His pleasure.
    And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A

    Masturbating when fasting – 2571
    I happened to had masturbated while I was fasting during ramadan. Then I read in one of islamic question/answer column in a newspaper that the act of masturbation invalidate the fasting but no “kaffara” is required i.e. freeing a slave or fasting for 60 days. Is this true?
    The other question is that at that time I did not know that kaffara is not required so I ate (I though my fasting is invalid so I ate). does this will make me do the kaffara or not. JazakaAllah for the response.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    No doubt masturbation is haraam according to most of the scholars, as Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said. If this happened in Ramadaan, this is worse, and if there was ejaculation of sperm because of the masturbation, the violation of the sanctity of the fast is even more severe in sin. From the time the maniy (semen) is ejaculated, the fast is broken, but the person should still fast for the rest of that day. It is not permissible for him to stop fasting, because of the sanctity of the month. You have to repent for breaking your fast by deliberately ejaculating, and you also have to repent for not keeping the fast for the rest of the day and for violating the sanctity of the fast by doing something else that broke the fast, namely eating food. You also have to fast one day to make up for breaking your fast. Increase the number of good deeds (hasanaat) you do and observe naafil (supererogatory) fasts, for good deeds (hasanaat) cancel out bad deeds (sayi’aat). And Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.

    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

    Masturbating without using the hands – 14587
    I receive questions from different people and I didn’t know how
    to answer this one:
    One young adult asked if masturbation was permissable. Not by doing it with hand but by stimulating oneself in different ways. Sheikh it is very embarrassing for me to ask you, i still can’t figure out how that young man did? So stimulating oneself without touching the private part itself. I don’t know how to answer this.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Masturbation is haraam, as is indicated by the Qur’aan and Sunnah. See question no. 329.
    Masturbation does not necessarily mean using the hands. Whether it is done using the hand or not, or by touching the private part or not, it is still haraam. The scholars have stated this clearly, including Ibn ‘Aabideen in his commentary on al-Durr al-Mukhtaar. Some people may do that using a machine or dummy etc, which are known as “sex toys”. This is also not permitted. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that masturbation using the hands or otherwise is haraam according to the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and sound opinion, etc. Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, ed. By Ashraf ‘Abd al-Maqsood, 2/931-932.
    Islam Q&A
    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

    Intercourse and masturbation with one’s fiancee – 23432
    I have a young friend who had excepted the Islamic faith some time ago. Prior to excepting his new Faith he was sexually active with his girlfriend. After excepting his new Faith he would masterbate to relieve him of his sexual tensions. I advised him that masturbating was forbidden as well. Now he is engaged to be married in a couple of years and him and his Fiance have sex and masterbate for each other. The reason for the delay in the marriage is that they are financially unstable at this point. He wants to know if masterbation and intercourse is permisble under these circumstances and if they are not what can he do to remedy this?
    Praise be to Allaah.
    We praise Allaah for having blessed your friend and guided him to Islam, as we ask Allaah to make him steadfast in adhering to it until death. He has succeeded in attaining the greatest achievement in life, which is coming forth from the darkness of kufr and shirk to the light of Islam and guidance, and the worship of Allaah alone with no partner or associate. Whatever blameworthy former customs are left, it will be easy for him to give them up in sha Allaah, if he seeks the help of Allaah, because whoever gives up the religion that he grew up in and enters the true religion, it will become easy for him to give up the habits that he was accustomed to during his jaahiliyyah. The secret habit (i.e. masturbation) is a disease which harms the one who does it. See question no. 329, 12277.
    So he has to give up this bad habit and follow the advice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who said, “ Young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it is more effective in lowering one’s gaze and guarding one’s chastity. Whoever cannot afford that, then let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5065; Muslim, 1400).
    With regard to his question about having sex with his fiancée – if what he means by fiancée is the woman with whom he has made a marriage contract according to sharee’ah, then whatever sexual activities he does with her are correct, good and halaal. But if he is referring to a woman to whom he has proposed marriage but has not yet made a marriage contract, then what they are doing is haraam and is a kind of zina (fornication or adultery) and evil action, and both of them have exposed themselves to the wrath and punishment of Allaah.
    The fact that he is financially unable to get married does not justify doing the things that he has done with his fiancée, if he had not made a proper marriage contract with her. It should be noted that the fiancée is considered to be a stranger (non-mahram) to the fiancé, like any other non-mahram woman, so it is not permissible for him to be alone with her, or for her to masturbate him with her hand, or for him to kiss her, or for him to speak to her unless that is for a specific purpose and from behind a screen and without any feelings of desire. See question no. 8994.
    The solution in this case is for him to do the marriage contract with her, because if he does the marriage contract with a woman it is then permissible for him to do everything with her, as she has now become his wife, even if the wedding party has not yet taken place. See question no. 13886.
    It is also permissible for a husband to be masturbated by his wife’s hand. See question no. 826.
    If he is not able to get married, then he has to be patient, as stated above. And Allaah is the Source of strength.
    Islam Q&A
    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

    Is masturbation permissible if a person knows that he would not be able to give a wife her rights? – 12277
    According to Islam a person must get married as soon as possible so as to prevent him from commiting illegal sexual acts, including masturbation.But if the person is sure that he will not be able to respect the haququl Ibad of his wife then what is to be done?Should he still go ahead and get married or is it permissible for him to masturbate?
    Praise be to Allaah.
    The Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O young men, whoever among you can afford to marry, let him get married, and whoever cannot do that, then he should fast, for it will be a protection for him.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Nikaah, 4677)
    Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari: With respect to marriage, the scholars have divided men into several categories.
    The first is those who have the desire to get married and who have the financial means to do so and who fear for themselves. It is recommended for such a person to get married according to all the scholars; according to one report the Hanbalis said that it is obligatory. The well-known view of Ahmad is that it is not obligatory for the one who is able and has the desire, unless he fears hardship.
    Ibn Daqeeq al-‘Eid said: Some of the fuqaha’ divided marriage into five rulings. They said that it is obligatory in cases where there is the fear of hardship, where a man is able for marriage and it is difficult to find a concubine. This was narrated by al-Qurtubi from one of their scholars, namely al-Maaziri, who said: it is obligatory in the case of one who cannot keep away from zinaa otherwise, as stated above.
    He said: it is forbidden in the case of one who will not take care of his wife with regard to intercourse and spending on her, who is not able for marriage and has no desire for it. Al-Safaareeni said: the poor man who cannot spend on a wife and has no income, and has no desire – in this case it is said that marriage is makrooh for him, because he is cannot afford it and he cannot provide his wife with enjoyment to protect her, and he has no need for it.
    See Ghidhaa’ al-Albaab, vol. 2, p. 434
    ‘Iyaad said: it is recommended in the case of everyone who hopes for offspring even if he has no desire for intercourse, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I will be proud of your great numbers.” And because of the encouragement for marriage and the commands to marry. The same applies to the one who has any desire for other kinds of enjoyment of women besides intercourse. But in the case of one who is sterile or has no desire for women or for physical pleasure, marriage is permissible for him if the woman knows and accepts that.
    The hadeeth indicates that masturbation is haraam, because if it were prescribed the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would have indicated that. See also Question no. 329
    If a person is patient in abstaining from that which Allaah has forbidden and gives it up because he is seeking the pleasure of Allaah, then Allaah will reward him abundantly on the Day of Resurrection, because whoever gives up something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with something better.
    And Allaah says, describing the believers (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)” [al-Mu’minoon 23:5]
    The Muslim has to follow the path prescribed by Islam, as taught by the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), which is fasting. May Allaah protect you and us from falling into haraam. And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A
    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

    He masturbated whilst in ihraam – 40825
    What does a person have to do if he masturbated on the eighth day of Dhu’l-Hijjah whilst in ihraam?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Your Hajj is valid according to the more correct of the two scholarly views, but you have to repent to Allaah from that, because masturbation is haraam during Hajj and at other times, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
    Except from their wives or (the slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
    But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”
    [al-Mu’minoon 23:5-7]
    And because it causes a great deal of harm as explained by the scholars.
    We ask Allaah to guide us and you and to grant us strength. You also have to offer a sacrifice to be slaughtered in Makkah and its meat distributed to the poor.
    Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 17/139.
    For the ruling on masturbation please see question no. 329.
    Islam Q&A

    He used to masturbate and pray without doing ghusl – does he have to make up those prayers? – 89935
    I used to masturbate since I reached puberty and I did not know that it is haraam, and I used to pray without doing ghusl. Now I have repented, praise be to Allaah. My question is: should I make up the prayers that I missed with every obligatory prayer, or should I offer them all at one time? Should I offer them in order i.e., should I start with Fajr first and then Zuhr and so on?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Deliberately praying without having purified oneself is a grave sin, and the one who does that comes under the same ruling as one who does not pray, because he has failed to do something without which his prayer is not valid.
    Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The ruling on not doing wudoo’ or ghusl in the case of janaabah, and not facing the qiblah when praying, and not covering the ‘awrah, is the same as the ruling on the one who does not pray. Similarly the ruling on not standing, bowing or prostrating when one is able to do so is like the ruling on not praying. End quote from al-Salaah wa Hukm Taarikiha, p. 42.
    It seems from your question that you did not do ghusl in the case of janaabah because you were unaware that it is obligatory. The scholars differed concerning one who does that – does he have to repeat the prayer or not?
    This has been discussed in the answer to question no. 9446 and 45648.
    If it never occurred to you that it is obligatory to do ghusl after masturbating, then we hope that you do not have to make up the previous prayers, but you have to repent and be righteous, and do a lot of good deeds. Allaah say (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death)”
    [Ta-Ha 20:82]
    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

    A religious young man is suffering with the secret habit (masturbation) because of watching TV – 39768
    I am suffering with the secret habit and the problem is that I am religiously committed, and I am trying to control myself and not watch TV. But when this desire comes I lose my resolve, and I watch TV until I do it. What is the solution to this problem?
    I am being honest with you. When I feel desire, my nafs (self) makes me watch TV, so I sit down and continue watching until I do it where I am sitting. What is the solution?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:
    The secret habit is haraam, as we have explained in the answer to question no. 329, q.v.
    You have to repent from this action by giving it up, and regretting what you have done, and resolving not to go back to it.
    Secondly:
    The way to treat this bad habit is to understand the devastating damage that it causes and to follow the advice given by sharee’ah.
    With regard to the harm caused by this secret habit, researchers are agreed that it is harmful, and that it increases and gets worse the more a person – whether male or female – does it. Researchers have written a great deal about the psychological, intellectual and nervous damage it causes, let alone the physical damage to the reproductive system, the digestive system, the heart, the faculties and the body in general.
    It is a good idea to refer to some of the things that have been written about this habit.
    Quoting from the book al-‘Aadah al-Sirriyyah ‘inda al-rajul wa’l-mar’ah wa adraaruha (The secret habit among men and women and the harm it causes) by Muhammad Faa’iq al-Jawhari:
    This is in addition to the negative effects it has in the spiritual realm – which is not mentioned by most researchers – of causing the person to neglect prayers because of the need to repeat ghusl, especially during the winter; and weakness of resolve in resisting the means of immorality and provocation. In addition to that there is the sense of psychological defeat which leads some people to forsake righteous friends, because they feel that they do not deserve to be in their company, in addition to it being one of the means of taking lightly immoral actions such as zina and homosexuality.
    Thirdly:
    With regard to shar’i advice, we advise the following:
    1 – Lower your gaze and avoid looking at haraam things. That includes not looking at women on the TV, for the pictures of women that are shown on the TV are one of the greatest causes of fitnah (temptation) and provocation of desire. Forbidden looks are one of the arrows of the Shaytaan. If you are fulfilling your desire by means of the secret habit now, you will not be able to control this desire and prevent yourself from satisfying it by means of other major sins that are even more serious, such as homosexuality and zina.
    2 – Avoiding being alone. The wolf only eats the sheep that strays away from the flock, and the Shaytaan gains control over the man who is on his own, but he is further away from two and even further away from three.
    3 – Fast a great deal. This is the advice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to young men who are unable to get married. Fasting is a way of disciplining oneself, lowering the gaze and guarding one’s chastity.
    4 – Making a lot of du’aa’, praying for forgiveness and glorifying Allaah. Whoever keeps himself busy with this, the Shaytaan will have no way to tempt him and lead him astray.
    5 – Praying sincerely that Allaah will keep you away from haraam things and whatever leads to them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And your Lord said: Invoke Me [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism) and ask Me for anything] I will respond to your (invocation)”
    [Ghaafir 40:60]
    6 – Keeping company with righteous people. A righteous friend will only show you the way to good. ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “It is enough honour for my brothers that I do not disobey Allaah among them.”
    See also the answer to question no. 3633, which explains the ruling on watching TV. You can also see the answer to question no. 20229, which explains ways to help you lower your gaze; and 20161, which explains how to solve the problem of desire.
    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

    Practising the secret habit (masturbation) in Ramadaan without ejaculating – 40664
    When I was a teenager I used to masturbate sometimes during the day in Ramadaan, but I did not let the semen come out of the penis because I blocked it, but I still reached climax.
    What is the ruling on my fast, and how can I expiate for this grave sin? Please note that I do not know how many days I did this.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    It should be noted that this habit is haraam according to sharee’ah, as is indicated in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). We have already quoted the evidence in detail in question no 329. This habit is something that is repulsive to sound human nature and reason, and it is not befitting for a Muslim to lower himself to this level.
    It should also be noted that sin has negative consequences a person, in this world and in the Hereafter, if he does not repent and if Allaah does not bestow His mercy upon him. We have already discussed this in the following questions: 23425, 8861, 45040.
    With regard to the ruling on the matter mentioned in the question, if you engaged in the secret habit but no semen came out as a result, then the fast is not invalidated, according to the most sound scholarly opinion, because what matters is the emission of semen. If it did come out then the fast was invalidated and it has to be made up. If it did not come out then the fast is not invalidated. But whatever the case you have to repent to Allaah and seek His forgiveness for wasting the fast by doing such things.
    Semen may be emitted a short while later even if you prevented it from coming out. In that case the fast of that day is invalidated and you have to make it up. If you do not know how many days your fast was invalidated, then try to work it out until you reach a figure you think is most likely, then make up the days that you owe.
    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said in Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’: Is it possible for semen to move without being emitted?
    Yes, that is possible, when a person’s desire subsides for some reason, then semen does not come out.
    And they gave another example: if a person holds his penis so that no semen comes out. Even though the fuqaha’ gave this as an example, it is very harmful. The fuqaha’ (may Allaah have mercy on them) gave something as an example regardless of how harmful or not it may be. But usually in such cases the semen is released after the person lets go of his penis.
    Some of the scholars said that ghusl is not required if the semen moves. This is the view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam and is the correct view. The evidence for that is as follows:
    1 – The hadeeth of Umm Salamah in which it says: “Yes, if she sees water.” He did not say, If she feels it moving. If ghusl were required when it moves, then he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would have pointed it out because there would have been a need to do so.
    2 – The hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri: “Water is for water.” In this case there is no water (i.e., emission). So this hadeeth indicates that if there is no water (emission) there is no need for water (ghusl).
    3 – The basic principle is that the person remains pure (taahir) and no ghusl is required. This principle cannot be changed unless there is evidence to that effect.
    Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 1/280
    See also: al-Furoo’, 1/197; al-Mabsoot, 1/67; al-Mughni, 1/128; al-Majmoo’, 2/159; al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah al-Kuwaitiyyah, 4/99
    See also questions no. 38074 and 2571.
    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

    Practising the secret habit (masturbation) in Ramadaan – 40589
    I have a friend who told me that he had practised the secret habit in Ramadaan and asked me: what is the ruling on that? After Ramadaan ended he made up that day – what is the ruling?.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    Your friend has to realize that that this habit is haraam according to sharee’ah, as is indicated in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). We have already quoted the evidence in detail in question no 329. This habit is something that is repulsive to sound human nature and reason, and it is not befitting for a Muslim to lower himself to this level.
    It should also be noted that sin has negative consequences a person, in this world and in the Hereafter, if he does not repent and if Allaah does not bestow His mercy upon him. We have already discussed this in the following questions: 23425, 8861 .
    This habit has many harmful effects, such as weakening the body, and increasing the gulf between a person and his Lord. It is one of the major factors in depression.
    With regard to the matter mentioned in the question, if he ejaculated as a result of masturbation then his fast is invalidated and he has sinned; he has to refrain from eating and drinking for the rest of the day, and he also has to make up that day.
    We have already discussed this in detail in the answer to questions no. 38074 and 2571. And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

    Treating premature ejaculation – 160751
    My question is concerning premature ejaculation. I suffer from this “illness”. I have been married for nearly two years and this illness has prevented me from having normal intercourse with my wife. I can not satisfy her. Maybe this is a punishment from Allah? However, I read that this is a very widespread illness, and that it can be treated.
    There seems to be medical treatment as well as a kind of training/practice. This includes, among other things, that a person stimulates himself by rubbing his penis to learn to deal with the sexual arousal, and even to ejaculate. I know that this is normally forbidden to do, but I do not see a solution for the problem without treatment. I have tried other things before like a special ointment and other stuff, but without success. I am afraid, if I do not treat this illness that I might fall back into sin. There is so much information on the Internet, but I do not know what is trustworthy and what is just a way of making money. What can I do? Please give me advice!.
    Praise be to Allaah.
    The view that masturbation is haraam is the view of most of the scholars and is supported by shar‘i evidence; in fact all sexual gratification is limited in our sharee‘ah to the wife or concubine (and the latter is not available in our time). Any other means of pleasure used by people is only a means of immorality and spreading mischief in the land, let alone the fact that it is contrary to the fitrah (sound human nature) with which man has been created with regard to the way of fulfilling physical desires. Whatever the case, we find it strange that masturbation is regarded as a means of treating premature ejaculation. What we have read and learned from dozens of medical websites and suggestions for treatment is that masturbation is one of the causes of premature ejaculation; this is according to the testimony of doctors first of all, and also that of those who are suffering from this problem. Hence we do not advise this method of treatment.
    But if what you are doing, which requires rubbing the penis, whether maniy (semen) comes out of it or not, if this is a medical treatment that you need, then you can use this method of treatment in a manner that is permissible according to sharee‘ah, by means of intimacy with your wife and masturbation by her hand. The fuqaha’ have stated that masturbation with the wife’s hand is permissible for the husband, because the husband may enjoy all parts of her body – with the exception of anal intercourse – so there is nothing wrong with masturbation with the wife’s hand.
    Al-Hattaab al-Maaliki (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
    Study of the madhhab and the hadeeths indicate that that – i.e., masturbation with the wife’s hand – is permissible. And Allah knows best.
    End quote from Mawaahib al-Jaleel, 3/406
    Al-‘Allaamah Zakariya al-Ansaari al-Shaafa‘i (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
    Masturbation with the wife’s hand is permissible for him as he may enjoy all parts of her body, but with his own hand (it is not permissible) because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts).
    Except from their wives or (slaves) that their right hands possess, – for then, they are free from blame;
    But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”
    [al-Mu’minoon 23:5-7].
    This is among that which is beyond that.
    End quote from Asna al-Mataalib, 3/186
    Abu’l-Naja al-Hajaawi al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him) says:
    He may engage in masturbation with the wife’s hand.
    End quote from al-Iqnaa‘; see commentary thereon, Kashshaaf al-Qinaa‘, 5/188
    And Allah knows best.

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