Ruling on cursing the masturbator


Is a masturbator included among the seven types of people whom the Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed in one of his Hadiths? I feel ashamed of having practiced this evil habit. What should I do? I have asked Allah to forgive me, but I fear to be among those cursed by the Prophet (peace be upon him).


Masturbation, known as “the secret habit”, or any habit of this sort is prohibited. As far as we know, there is no evidence that a masturbator is cursed. In addition, the Hadith you are referring to is classified as Da`if (weak).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Source(s): Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 3201-2
  • Mufti(s): Shaykh Abdul-'Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud