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Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Is using an artificial vagina for masturbation zina?

Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam

Thank you for writing to us.

If what you are referring to is fully fledged zina that is punishable by one hundred lashes, as mentioned in the Quran, then no, masturbating with an artificial vagina is not equal to zina.

However, masturbation is prohibited in Islam and is usually associated with the viewing of pornography. You must make a firm resolution not to return to these sins as it may become an addiction, in which case, you will require professional help. Also, if your sexual desires are high and you are not able to control them, the remedy of our Sacred Law is Nikah or marriage. When marriage is not a possibility, the Messenger sallaLlahu alayhi wasallam advised young men to fast. Fasting, even though it may increase desires at first, when performed regularly, decreases sexual desires and urges.

May Allah protect us all from all actions and statements that are displeasing to Him. O Allah, protect us from sin and grant us complete chastity, Amin.

And Allah knows best
Wassalam
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.

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