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Does Any Scholar Accept Masturbation?

Q:

Assalam alayukum, I have been reading these past days about Islam’s view of masturbation and why it is prohibited and so on. I have been masturbating since yesterday but as I knew it was haram i have been repenting to Allah and read the Quran a lot . However today i could not stop thinking about it’s pleasure and the way it feels so I did it again, now when I knew it was not permissible. I am afraid that I am addicted to it and that Allah may not accept my repentance! I don’t know why masturbation is haram when researchers say the positivity more than the negativity of masturbating. The Quran say guard your private parts, doesnt it mean that you control them in whom they are touched in this case by the wife!! It’s a bit unclear in Quran what Allah try’s to say. I have also read that some scholars accept masturbating. Is it true?

A:

Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  
 
The issue of masturbation being paraded as a healthy and normal human behavior is an unfortunate myth that is circulated around in the Western Medical arena and filters through to common people such as ourselves – causing those who have less knowledge to think that its what the doctor says and therefore it is right!
 
However, the Creator ordains certain rules knowing what the benefits and harms of certain acts are, both on an individual basis as well as a whole on society.  
 
Information regarding the effects of masturbation and the philosophy behind it being haram can be found here: https://www.al-islam.org/philosophy-islamic-laws-nasir-makarim-shirazi-jafar-subhani/question-27-psychological-and-physical
 
We hope this helps.
 
By the way – to guard your private parts is in relation to covering up your private parts however, there are multiple meanings that can be attained for it depending on which angle you look at it. 
 
I am not aware (personally) of any scholar that allows masturbation.
 
Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed answer: https://fiqh.world-federation.org/question/masturbation-3/
 
Regards,
S.L.Al-Hakim