Masturbation is halal in Islam

Discussion in 'Islam' started by zakir, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. zakir

    zakir New Member

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    Masturbation is generally a taboo topic among religious Muslims and the very reason why it is so controversial is because most religious Muslims are against masturbation and forbid it. The general Arabic term for masturbation is known simply as "istimna" meaning putting out semen but many Muslim theologians use the term "Adah al-Sirriyyah"(the secret habit) and this very term shows how disliked masturbation is among conservative Muslims.

    Masturbation or Istimna is the stimulation of your own sexual organ to enjoy sexual pleasure. There are varying opinions among the four main schools of thought as mentioned here https://cjislam.weebly.com/why-masturbation-is-not-haram-10-convincing-proofs.html . Some completely forbid it while the others dislike it. When it comes to the textual sources of Islam which are the Quran and the authentic hadiths, the word masturbation is not mentioned. Islam is basically silent on masturbation and this clearly indicates that masturbation was never forbidden in Islam.
     
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    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

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    Interesting, and welcome to the forums, @zakir! (Would you like to post an intro to the relevant section in the forums?)
     
  3. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    As a non-Muslim commenting in the Islam forum, I always took the verse as allowing masturbation?

    "And those who guard their chastity. 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, and then those are the transgressors."
    (Al Quran23.5-7)
    https://cjislam.weebly.com/why-masturbation-is-not-haram-10-convincing-proofs.html

    As in: And those who guard their chastity. Except from their wives or (...) that their right hand possess ... they are free of blame
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    A taboo topic?

    Don't ask don't tell?

    As a kid in America 50s and 60s churches were pushing anti masturbation.

    Same thing...preachers pushing it sinful (halal eh?) And the scripture references are a stretch, err I mean need to be massaged to elicit the desired response.
     
  6. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Perhaps the OP should of posted this in the thread "Unusual Hobbies" ;)
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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