Is it allowed in Islam for a man to masturbate in order to remove sexual desires? Because in the Quran it doesn't specifically say that your not allowed to, the hadith says to protect your private parts from others except for your wife. I haven't reached the age to get married yet, so this is the main problem.

If yes, am I allowed to watch adult content to help me with the process? Since you it helps and I am not touching anyone but me...


"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 Many believe that masturbation is completely forbidden no matter what the case

“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)
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.

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.

Some may declare it as completely forbidden while others may declare it as permissible unded a circumstance such as if masturbation is not done it would lead to zina.

If it helps try lowering your gaze, stop spending time around bad company, try not to waste time, try not surfing the internet, avoid TV, avoid foods that may have an impact after and try to stay away from public places such as malls that may catch your attention to wrongful things.

By Quran (16:90) "Surely God enjoins justice, kindness and the doing of good, to kith and kin; and He forbids all that is shameful, indecent, evil, rebellious and oppressive." Pornography according to this is forbidden. It is shameful, indecent etc.

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    Watching such images/video is impermissible
    – user32000
    Mar 6 '19 at 22:33
  • Yes maybe try fasting a lot, stop hanging out with individuals who talk about such things and stop watching movies even where they may simply kiss or even hug. Try abstain as much as possible.
    – user32096
    Mar 6 '19 at 22:40

About lowering your gaze means that don't look at other sex to be frank and no were does it say about masterbation do or not really as long as you are not doing zina etc don't see any harm in it

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