Fatwa n° 552

Category: Medical Fatwas

In the ruling concerning masturbating for a medical purpose


Is it permissible to masturbate for the purpose of a medical test (semen analysis)? May Allah bless you.       


All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection:

It is permissible to resort to masturbation for a medical purpose forasmuch as it is necessary not for seeking pleasure and enjoyment, according to the jurisprudential rule: “What is prohibited because it is a way that leads to a prohibited thing, is permissible for necessity”.

NB: - You can see, in the website, the fatwa entitled “The ruling regarding masturbation” n° 284.

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Algiers on Safar 14th, 1427 H
Corresponding to March 14th, 2006 G


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