Is masturbation allowed in Islam? Many Muslims have this question. Finally, Dr. Zakir Naik has answered this.
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The act of masturbating is the self-stimulating of the genitals for arousal or pleasure. Males and females of all ages engage in this behavior regularly.
Dr. Zakir Naik’s Answer
Masturbation is not specifically mentioned in the Quran or Hadith, but some Islamic teachings and practices may consider sinful or harmful. The Islamic tradition is diverse, and scholars and communities may interpret and approach masturbation differently.
Some Muslims can view masturbation as a natural and acceptable method of relieving sexual tension. In contrast, others may view it as violating the principle that sexual activity should be confined to marriage. Individuals are responsible for interpreting and applying Islamic teachings to their own lives.
Additionally, it can be used to release energy and reduce sexual tension. Male genital mutilation is typically considered a private activity and is not generally harmful to the health of the body or the mind. If it becomes obsessive or interferes with daily activities, it may indicate a more serious problem that needs to be addressed.
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