Unmarried Muslimah

Shortened Question:

I have an irritating itch in my private part, that can only be satisfied with a warn shower. Could this be masturbation?


I am an unmarried Muslimah. At times I get an irritating itch in my private parts which can only be satisfied with a warm shower. During these showers I experience intense pleasure. Could this be that I am masturbating? I am uncertain as I have never had intimate relations and have never experienced an orgasm.  If I do not take the shower I continue to scratch and it gets very painful afterwards.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You have a medical condition. You should refer to your Physician for medical help. Therefore, there will be no need to take a shower. The consequent concerns will also be addressed, Insha Allah.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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