Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:

Masturbation, cap cover, beard

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Asalamalakum!!!
dear brother burhan i really loved ur site and i can not stop reading the questions and answers on this site its a great work u have done and great work to ask questions from u which we can not ask any body else.i have neve ever mailed any web site or any t .v program what so ever but to u i just wana mail badly i mean in a good sense (just joking). the answers u give are really according to my mentallity and i get to beleave what u say and i dont really beleave and like the tipical molves etc.
dear brother i have a few questions to ask u i hope u will answer me in full detail so that i can help my self. i am a moderate type of religious person i love to be religious as well as like to asume and know or get to know about the bad things also and try to keep away from. but dear brother let me tell u that i am badly addicted to masterbation since two years let me tell u my age and that 23 years now but the problum is that what should one do when a person gets adult and knows what sex is and can not keep away from i mean like u know in now a days system a person can not easilly get married untill one has a nice job or some thing to full the persons familly need or any other reason and one can not simply get married weather its becasue of parent`s or weather its because of many other situations. since i also used to feel very bad when i used to masterbate and also when i masterbate a ask for forgivness from Allah(s.b.w) but still i can not stop it or i stop it then i start doing it badly so what can one do in a situation like this.
And please also tell me is it must to wear a hat when praying cause one can not be haveing hat always with him etc so... .
and also about beard is it must for a man to have or man can shave theres no problum with that,cause mostly majority of muslims or what ever are shaved and shave there beareds.
i hope u wont be hard in ur answers.Cause i know Allah is very forgiveing and most mercyfull Allah loves us way too much more then 70 Mothers and also we are provided with a very limited knowledge.
hopeing and wishing very soon to hear from u and ur answers to me inshaAllah.
thanks a lot dear brother i love u for ur work
ur doing some thing i can not do and may Allah give u alot of reward for it.
thanking you
your brother

 

(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)

 

Answer:

 

Masturbation, cap cover, beard

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Q-1: since i also used to feel very bad when i used to masterbate and also when i masterbate a ask for forgivness from Allah(s.b.w) but still i can not stop it or i stop it then i start doing it badly so what can one do in a situation like this.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 200-201:

200 If a suggestion from Shaitaan assail thy (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He Heareth and Knoweth (all things).

201 Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Shaitaan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance; when lo! they see (aright)!

 

As soon as one feels the desire, or the avowed enemy of man, the Shaitaan, suggests the person to transgress any of the boundaries of Allah Subhanah; the believers should immediately seek the refuge and protection of the All-Mighty Lord from the accursed Shaitaan by saying: Aoodobillahe minas Shaitaan ar rajeem. If the person is sincere in seeking refuge and protection, Allah Subhanah will protect him from the assaults of Shaitaan.

 


Some other things the believers may do at such a stage is do the wudu, offer prayers, or recite the 113th and 114th Surahs of the Quran (Surah Falaq and Surah Naas) and seek protection from the accursed Shaitaan.

 

The long-term remedy for keeping the Shaitaan at bay, is to constantly remember Allah Subhanah, seek and stay in the company of the righteous, recite the Quran, read good Islamic Books, listen to good Islamic cassettes and lectures, and strive to stay away from being in solitude.

 

If one is constantly in the face of non-mehram women, or if one regularly watches commercial television and movies, or regularly reads commercial magazines, etc. where ill-clad women are constantly portrayed; there is a greater chance the person will be swayed by the suggestions of Shaitaan towards fahisah and indecency. If one strives to abstain from these devices of Shaitaan, and makes efforts to remain close to the Remembrance and Guidance of Allah Subhanah, he will be successful in muting the ploys of the Shaitaan.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 27: O ye children of Adam! Let not Shaitaan seduce you in the same manner as he got your parents (Adam and Hawwa) out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the Shayaateen the friends to those without faith.

 

Alternatively, the best things to do to avoid constant temptation towards masturbation, is to take the advice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and get married; and whoever is not able to marry should fast, as fasting reduces the sexual urge of the person.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.4 Narrated by Abdullah

We were with the Prophet (saws) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power."

 

Q-2: And please also tell me is it must to wear a hat when praying cause one can not be haveing hat always with him etc so... .
Wearing a covering on the head while offering his prayers is not amongst the obligatory acts for a believing male in Shariah. If one covers his head, or leaves it uncovered; both ways his prayers will not be effected.

 

The dressing norm at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was such that the Arabs used to wear a turban over their heads; and thus the Messenger of Allah (saws) normally always prayed with his head covered. Thus, if the normal dress code of the person is such that he covers his head (like the Arab gatra or head-cover); then it is fine to pray with the head cover. But if there the normal dress code of the person is such that in normal circumstances he does not cover his head, there is no need to specially cover his head while praying. But if he does cover his head, there is no harm.

 

Ibn 'Asakir related that the Prophet would sometimes remove his cap and place it in front of him as a sutrah for prayer.

 

It is obligatory for a believing woman to cover her head and her full body while offering her prayers.

 

Q-3: and also about beard is it must for a man to have or man can shave theres no problum with that,cause mostly majority of muslims or what ever are shaved and shave there beareds.
Keeping a beard cannot be considered an obligatory command of the Prophet (saws), but rather it was his Sunnah, and the Sunnah of the all the Prophets before him.

 

Growing a beard was considered normal and natural for a man at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saws), whether he was a believer or not. Even the enemies of Islam like Abu Jahl and Abu Lahb had beards! And because every man naturally grew a beard, it was not necessary for the Prophet (saws) to give an explicit command exhorting the believers to grow a beard.

 

The only specific saying of the Prophet (saws) regarding the keeping of beards arose when he saw that the pagans used to grow both their beards and their mustaches long; thus he (saws) said to the believers:

Ibn 'Umar related that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Differ from the polytheists: let your beards (grow), and shave your moustache."

Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

 

It was only a couple of centuries ago, when the western culture and ideology became dominant over the world and muslim lands, that it became a fashion to be clean shaven. And as with any dominant culture, people are always ready to adopt its actions, whether they are of virtue, or of vice! But Islam has its own culture, and growing a beard is part of the Islamic culture.

 

The question is why should a believer, who professes to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and who professes to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), want to grow a beard?

 

The answer is simple. Today, you might have seen many youngsters copy the fashion of sport-stars, Hollywood-stars or anybody else whom they love. If you notice today, many hot Hollywood stars and sport stars are sporting a "goatie" beard! And true to fashion, you see a lot of people around today who keep "goatie" beards!!! As Muslims, our role model should always be the Prophet (saws). We love to copy everything he did...

he had a beard, and if indeed, we want to follow the Messenger of Allah (saws), we should strive to grow a beard.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21: There is indeed the best model for you in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remember Allah much.

 

In another narration, the Prophet of Allah said in narrating a prophecy of times to come:

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.651 Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said: There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Quran, but it will not exceed their throats, and who will go out of the deen of Islam as an arrow passes through the game. They will never come back to it unless the arrow comes back to the middle of the bow by itself (i.e. impossible!). The companions asked, "What will their signs be?". The Prophet (saws) said: "Their sign will be the habit of shaving off of their beards".

 

Thus the keeping of beards is a Sunnah of the Prophet (saws) and every muslim must strive to keep a beard, if his model is indeed the Prophet of Allah (saws). He will get his due reward from Allah, Insha Allah, if he keeps the beard to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

But if a believer does not want to sport a beard for whatever reason, the other believers should not make an issue out of it. What is important in Islam and in the sight of Allah, is that one truly believes and does good righteous deeds. And when that happens, it is expected that the beard will follow soon after!

 

The beard is nothing more than a sign that the believer truly wants to follow a Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws). There are many people who have long beards, but do deeds against the commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws). And there are many people who are amongst the best believers, but do not have beards! Allah will not decide the recipient of His Mercy and His Forgiveness from the appearance of the individual; but rather He will decide whether the person believed and did righteous deeds, as he was commanded by Allah and His Messenger (saws). The most one can say of a believer who does not keep a beard is that he missed an easy opportunity to earn huge rewards from Allah Subhanah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


Related Answers:

Recommended answers for you: