Masturbating or committing zina?

Q: Is it worse to masturbate 5 times a week as opposed to having sexual intercourse whilst you are not married once a week.

A: Both are impermissible and will cause a person to be sinful. However, committing zina is a far greater sin. Such a person should get married in order to save himself from sin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)