I don't masturbate or watch porn or any of that nasty stuff, but sometimes I get a really big temptation to do it. Granted i do resist, but I don't think I can for much longer. Is there any non-haram way to exaust that temptation


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Narrated `Abdullah:

We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) 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."

 Sahih al-Bukhari 5066  Book 67, Hadith 4

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    I myself find that stacking more and more information about islam is really helpful, for example, realizing a sin that is committed in solitude has a big consequences in the hereafter
    – Rafid
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 10:53

This is based on my knowledge of Islamic traditional medicine and science of human nafs:

If you can't marry soon, do some of these:

  • Drink more water, avoid spicy food, reduce your meat intake, and fast.
  • Control your imagination, strengthen your mental/spiritual strength (study, doing math, prayer, meditation and focus are some of the ways), and do physical exercise.

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