I'm 17 years old male (not married). I'm just thinking about something that I do when I go for a bath, is it permissible to rub my penis during a bath with the intention of releasing semen and being lascivious? After that I wash my penis with clean water.

  • -1: don't they have sex education at your school? Feb 23, 2017 at 22:31
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    @MoziburUllah What does sex education have to do with what Islam thinks about masturbation?
    – G. Bach
    Feb 23, 2017 at 22:47

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These Qur'an ayat are interpreted as forbidding masturbation:

And they who guard their private parts Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed - But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors - ... -- Qur'an 23:5-7

See e.g. fatawa: Islam Q&A; IslamWeb; AskImam.org. As such, the problem is not just uncleanliness, so the presence of absence of bath water makes no difference.

  • But this ayah is related to odalisques as described by your reference link, but not mentioning masturbation.
    – user28794
    Aug 26, 2018 at 18:43

I can tell you this is not permissible as it is the necessarily the same thing as masturbating.

This is confirmed by the verses:

"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)

Instead you should fast if you feel any sexual desires as you aren't married, this was recommended by the Prophet SAW.

  • What do you means Feb 24, 2017 at 8:45
  • It means "don't do it, it is haram". Feb 24, 2017 at 13:01

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