Is Reaching an Orgasm Without the Use of Hands Considered Masturbation?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


If a woman has an orgasm without penetration or using her hand, is it considered masturbation?


May Allah reward you for asking for clarification about this rampant and destructive habit.

You have not specified in your question how the orgasm is reached. Don’t hesitate to follow up with details.

I consulted a scholar about masturbation and its definition, and he mentioned that an orgasm that is achieved by any means other than through one’s wife is unlawful. This includes tantric masturbation or envisioning the unlawful.

One is not morally responsible for a wet dream, and it is not sinful.

Please check these links:
A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation
How Can I Repent from Masturbation
Supplications and stopping masturbation

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.