The cure for masturbation


Question: I have become afflicted with the [evil] habit of masturbation, [so] I ask you about the cure for it; [as] I am addicted to watching films of a prohibited nature. Do guide me [to salvation from this evil habit], and may Allaah bless you?

Response: This here is the very reason – that you watch these films of a prohibited nature; keep well away from them, and [in doing so] your urge for this evil habit will cease, [just as] your sexual desire will cease. All of this is caused by watching things of a [sexually] exciting nature, so you must keep away from such things.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.