Although obviously it's haram and people shouldn't do it, but some of these reasons seem dodgy
It should just be enough that Islam disagrees with it rather than having to go into (incorrect) arguments such as it causes STD's or that it causes temporary blindness or whatever
this is very good what can we do if we have already stared masurbating and its the only thing that is keeping us from sexual activity?
to Amal Karain bro. Great stuff.
Of course Zina is an exceptional sin, but masturbation is also a great sin. My argument is, how can it stop zina? By masturbating, you will, Astagfirullah, crave for Zina and constantly in your mind, wish to indulge in Zina. In no ways does Masturbation help prevent Zina. Rather it blatantly makes zina more likely. Astagfirullah.
Why the youth can't quit today, is simply because of the environment we live in. You can go to a state comprehensive school, where fitna after fitna is so rife. Subhana'Alllah, I remeber the hadith stating that our beloved Prophet stated, I have not left a greater fitna/trial for my men than women. How true! At school you can't lower your gaze, as you have to look at the teacher. How much of our precious young women wear scarves for Haya? Rather, they were scarves for culture and fashion. Astagfirullah.
So many young brothers I know will not come to the deen due to this horrendous filth. They won't mention it, but you know. To be fair with you, this is the biggest fitna out there of the youth for males generally. To control ones carnal desires has become so difficult, so challenging that it is like having burning copper inside you. Subhana'Allah.
All we ca do is ask Allah for help. Yet are we worthy for Allah's help, as we are concerned about this Dunya and not the Muslim Ummah?
Allah talah save all of Youth from this Haraam Action
I think people don't understand what it means (I'm talking about the people saying it is halal) to say this act is halal. It does because permissible ONLY if you are about to commit Zina. Then for obvious reasons, this becomes permissible in that situation. However, you CANNOT use this as a safeguard against zina. The only safeguard against Zina is fasting or getting married. If you are stuck in this situation, try easing your way out of it. No one expects a 180 degree turn around instantaneously in one day, but do try to leave it over time, meaning try to do this haram act less and less each time until you leave it completely. As far as the things listed above as "harms" for the act, most of that has not been proven. What is known is that this is a sin. It is not a safeguard against Zina, but if you are in a situation where you are about to commit physical Zina, then this option would be the less of two evils. Allah knows best.
*When I meant harms, I meant physical harms, not spiritual. We all know there is probably a psychological effect due to dependence on this act, similar to the way a drug addict is dependent on his/her drugs.
I read the first 2 posts.
Sadly, I am one of these cursed sinners and I try to avoid it and I do at most times, but at times when Im alone, shaytan conquers me!.. and then i take a shower so I can be ready for fard namaz.
I feel bad.
Regarding the memory weakening. When one stops this sinful act, can he recover from all those symptoms?
"BY ALLAH! I AM NOT AFRAID THAT YOU WILL WORSHIP OTHERS ALONG WITH ALLAH AFTER MY DEATH, BUT I AM AFRAID THAT YOU WILL FIGHT WITH ONE ANOTHER FOR THE WORLDLY THINGS"Volume 2, Book 23, Number 428: (Sahih Bukhari)