Fatwa: # 9518
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: United States
Date: 1st September 2003


1. Is TV allowed as a form of relaxing? 2.Even During puberty, is masturbation still considered haram?


1.Even During puberty, is masturbation still considered haram? Wouldn't fasting to diminish sexual power be harmful to the teenage body since it could damage full growth into an adult? 2. Is it ok to put a picture of a deceased muslim on his gravestone in Islam? 3.Is TV allowed to watch for relaxing, becuase the imam at the masjid I go to said it is allowed when one is tired and needs to relax?


1. TV

2. It is Haraam (strictly prohibited) to masturbate. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam) advised the youth to marry if they have the ability to do
so. If they are unable to marry, then they should fast. The purpose of
fasting is not to diminish one's sexual power. It is to suppress one's base
desires. Any logic against the Hadith and advise of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam) is not considered. Refer attached.

3. It is not permissible to put a picture of the deceased on his grave.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.
The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]