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Masturbation and pain


I’m trying to quit masturbation beacuse it’s wrong. Now I go about a week or so without any problem but then because of no ejaculation, I start to get blue balls even when I’m not thinking of any sexual thing. Now I do not have any wet dreams and the only way to ejaculate is masturbation as it makes the pain go away.
I wanna ask if it’s a sin and if it is, what can I do about this pain? Or just let it happen?


Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.

Masturbation is not permissible. Please seeMasturbation in Islam

Regarding wet dreams, they will come however sometimes the body gets accustomed to something (like masturbation) and therefore a wet dream won’t eventuate because of this habit… until it can not handle it anymore in which then a wet dream should eventuate.

Please be aware the problem is in the west/western medicine you will be told masturbation is normal and should be encouraged however this is definitely against our teachings.


S.L. Al-Hakim