The Evils and Harms of Masturbation
An extremely beneficial explanation on the harms of masturbation. Many proofs from the Qurʿān and Aḥādīth are brought forth to show that this disease is not natural or permissible. Notes on the mental and physical detriment are mentioned along with the cure.
We were young when we were with the Prophet, and he said to us, ‘O young men, whoever is able to marry should do so, for indeed it will help to lower one’s gaze and to protect the private parts (from illegal sexual acts). And whoever is not able to marry should fast, because it will reduce his sexual desire.
Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Hādī states in his introduction:
The issue of masturbation is one that scholars of the past and more recent times have differed about and the questions about the subject have increased. I was even requested to author a book on the matter but was not firmly grounded in it. But then, I came across a written report by Imām al-Shawkānī that was checked and verified by the Brother ʿAbdullāh ibn Ṣāliḥ al-Wādiʿī and suddenly the foot of al-Shawkānī (raḥimahullāh), slipped; he had followed those who say it is permissible to masturbate if necessary. So then I thought to broaden the arguments and collect the evidences from the Book of Allāh and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh (may the Peace and Blessings of Allāh be upon him and his family) for they are the proof.