I am a young man who had a religious upbringing, and I have memorized the Holy Qur’aan. I became addicted to touching my private parts and playing with them, and I did not know that what I was doing was the secret habit until a few years later, and I did not know that it causes janaabah and major impurity.
I am severely addicted to this habit and I even do it three times a day.
When I found out that it causes janaabah, and that it requires ghusl, at first I started to do ghusl, but it was no use. Hardly half the day passes before I do it, and I started to regard wudoo’ as sufficient for praying and reading Qur’aan, because it is difficult to do ghusl every time. I started to doubt whether my prayer is valid and to think that it is invalid. Then I started to be careless about it and I was not keen to do it until I did ghusl, then I was afraid that I might be a kaafir, so I decided to do wudoo’ and pray so that I would not become accustomed to not praying.
I have tried to give it up many times, but I failed every time. The shortest time I was able to go without masturbating was only three days, then I went back to it.
Should I continue as I am and attend prayer in congregation having done only the usual wudoo’, or should I stop that and join the prayers together when I do ghusl? Can I recite Qur’aan during that time?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Before answering your
questions, we should pause to note a few things. We are very happy that you
have written to us. You have told us about what you are suffering from of
the shaytaan gaining power over you, and we are saddened to learn that your
situation is so bad, but we hope that our Lord will help you and guide you
to the best of attitudes and deeds. We think that the fact that you have
memorized Qur’aan, and that you love obedience and worship, especially
prayer, will be a means to your being protected and guided, in sha Allaah.
You should realize that
what you are doing – the secret habit – is something that has been done by
many, but Allaah has enabled them to repent from it. The reasons why they
stopped it are many. Some of them gave it up out of fear of Allaah, and out
of shyness before Him and His noble angels, because they believed that
Allaah can see them, so they gave it up out of shyness before Him. They knew
that the angels can see them, so they gave it up out of shyness before them,
and they knew that Allaah has forbidden it, and they feared His punishment.
Some of them gave it up when they thought about its many harmful effects on
the soul and the body; they knew that it would affect their marital lives,
so they gave it up lest its consequences affect them. Some of them gave it
up because it was contrary to sound human nature and reason that Allaah has
bestowed on them.
We think that you will
give it up for all the reasons mentioned above. Allaah has given you
strength and youth, and health and well being, and righteousness and
guidance. These are blessings for which you cannot give enough thanks even
if you live as long as Nooh (peace be upon him), praying and obeying your
Lord. Is this the way to show gratitude for these blessings? The fact that
you have memorized the Book of Allaah and you know the ruling on the one who
does not pray should motivate you to think carefully about how this habit
has led you to neglect the greatest of the practical pillars of Islam,
namely prayer. By giving it up you will be joining the mushrikeen and
apostates who have left the religion of Allaah! We think positively of you
and we think that you will give up this habit out of shyness before Allaah
and His angels, and out of fear of His punishment, and because of the bad
effects it has on the soul and body, and because Islam says that it is
This is what we think of
you, and we hope that you will not let us down. We hope, after all this,
that you will think about just two things:
1 – What if one of the
great Shaykhs or scholars whom you trust and respect were to see you? What
if they saw you when you were engaging in this bad habit? Would you ever
enjoy life after that and would you be able to face them after that?
Remember that Allaah can
see you and is watching you, and that His noble angels can see you.
2 – We hope that you will
think about the possibility that you may die whilst engaging in this habit!
Would you like your life to end in that way? Would you like to be raised
from your grave in that state? Would you like to die in a state of janaabah
due to a haraam action?
We hope that you will think
about these two things, and will write and tell us that you have pledged not
to do that and that you are taking measures to strengthen your heart with
faith and certain belief, keeping away from all things that may lead to
doing this habit, such as looking at haraam things, being alone with a
member of the opposite sex, reading provocative stories, and other things.
We are waiting for a letter from you telling us that you have repented to
Allaah and that you are maintaining your tahaarah (purity) and praying
regularly. We hope that you will not let us down and that we will hear from
Remember that emission of
maniy with desire means that ghusl is obligatory, and it is not permissible
for you to do wudoo’ only for prayer after you have become junub. There is
no difference of scholarly opinion concerning this. We would never tell you
to do wudoo’ and pray because it is better than not praying at all, because
this would be a deceitful fatwa and it would be deceiving you. Rather we say
to you with certainty that prayer offered without doing ghusl in the event
of janaabah is invalid, and doing that knowingly is a kind of mocking
Praying without having
purified oneself is a major sin for which a person deserves to be punished
in the grave. Listen to this hadeeth which was narrated by al-Tahhaawi in
Mushkil al-Athaar from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased
with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
who said: “It was commanded that one of the slaves of Allaah be given one
hundred lashes in his grave, but he kept asking Allaah and calling upon Him
until it was made one. And his grave was filled with fire. When it ceased,
he woke up and said: Why did you flog me? They said: You offered a prayer
without having purified yourself, and you passed by one who was being
wronged and you did not help him.”
Classed as hasan by
al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb (2234).
This is the punishment for
a person who offered a single prayer without having purified himself. Are
you able to bear that?
Beware of responding to the
tricks of the shaytaan who is calling you to give up prayer. Your own nafs
may make that appear attractive to you too, seeking to escape from this
But this is not the way to
flee from this punishment. The likeness of that is the likeness of one who
flees from one thing to something that is even worse than it.
Giving up prayer is kufr
that puts one beyond the pale of Islam, and the kaafir will abide in Hell
forever and ever. Understand this and be certain of it; perhaps it will make
you understand the state to which this bad habit has brought you, and
perhaps you will hasten to set things straight and sort out the mess that
your life has become because of this action.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn
Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Purification from janaabah
is obligatory, and no one has the right to pray in a state of either
janaabah or minor impurity until he has purified himself. If a person prays
without having purified himself in the manner prescribed in sharee’ah,
thinking that it is permissible to do that, he is a kaafir. If he does not
regard that as permissible, then there is a difference of scholarly opinion
as to whether he is a kaafir, but he deserves a severe punishment.
Fleeing from punishment is
achieved by fleeing to Allaah, may He be exalted:
“So flee to Allaah (from His Torment to His Mercy __ Islamic Monotheism).
Verily, I (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)
am a plain warner to you from Him” [al-Dhaariyaat 51:50].
You flee from everything
that you fear, except Allaah. So if you fear Him, flee to Him. Fleeing to
Him means fleeing from that which Allaah hates to that which He loves,
fleeing from disobedience to obedience, from kufr to faith, from innovation
to Sunnah, from heedlessness to remembrance.
We ask Allaah to purify
your heart and keep you chaste, and to help you to do that which He loves
and which pleases Him.
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