Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated: When the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) took bath after a seminal emission, he first washed his hands, then washed his private parts with his left hand, then poured water over his left hand with his right hand, (this was due to the fact that there was no small vessel for taking water), then performed ablution as he did for prayer, then put his fingers into the water and moved them through the roots of his hairs till he was satisfied that water has reached the roots fully, then poured three handfuls on his head with both his hands then poured water over all his body and then washed his feet.” [Bukhari, Muslim]
4. LOWERING THE GAZE
The temptation to look at that which Allah Ta’ala has forbidden is the root of all evil desires. Ibne Qayyim (Rahmatullahi alaihi) writes: “The gaze is the prowler and the messenger of desires. Its protection is, in reality, the protection of the private-parts. The person who does not control his gaze throws himself into the places of destruction. Allah has made the eyes the mirror of the heart.
2. FASTING (SAUM)
Our Trustworthy Advisor, Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) has directed those persons who are unable to marry and bear its burden to fast. Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “0 Group of youth! Those amongst you who have the ability to marry should marry because it lowers the gaze and protects the private parts. And those who cannot marry should fast because fasting breaks desires.”
Every harm is the result of sins. Hence, the harms of masturbation proves that it is a sin. Why should it not be so when sins are the root of misfortune and the key to all vices. Ibne Qayyim (Rahmatullahi alaihi) says:
“The reason for every loss, misfortune and evil in this world and the hereafter is sin and opposing the Lawsand Commands of Allah Ta’ala. Moreover, sin destroys bounties and blessings as fire burns wood.” It is possible to divide the harms of this vile act as follows:
SHAR’I (RELIGIOUS) HARMS
The Shar’i harms are many. Some of them are as follows:
This is the ruling of the 4 schools of thought viz. Malikiyah, Shafi’eyah and Hanafiyah and one riwayah (narration) from Imâm Ahmed. They have drawn their conclusions from the following proofs:
PROOFS FROM THE QUR’AN
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And those who guard their private parts save from their wives and those (slave-girls) which their right hands own – so there is no blame upon them. Then whoever seeks beyond that (which is lawful), they are the transgressors.’’ (Surah Al-Muminuun, Ayah 5 and 6.)
1.An act of obedience.
The hijab is an act of obedience to Allah and to his prophet (pbuh), Allah says in the Qur’an: `It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed in a plain error.’ (S33:36).
Allah also said: ‘And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc) and not to show off their adornment except what must (ordinarily) appear thereof, that they should draw their veils over their Juyubihinna.'(S24:31).