Is masturbation haraam for women?

Q: I have heard that masturbation is sinful and haram in Islam. Is the ruling the same for women, since mostly all the answers are related to men? I feel bad and guilty after doing it and I have also heard that masturbation can cause psychological problems and mental illness such as weak memory.

A: What is the difference? Haraam is haraam whether committed by a man or woman. Whether wine is drunk by a man or woman it does not make a difference.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)