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Islamic Preacher: ‘Masturbating Men Will Find Their Hands Pregnant In The Afterlife’

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A Muslim cleric has warned that men who pleasure themselves could make their hands pregnant in the afterlife.

Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reports that Mucahid Cihad Han made the comments on a live TV broadcast after a married man called his show to say he could not stop masturbating, even on holy pilgrimage to Mecca.

Han responded that masturbation was a sin in Islam. He added:

“Moreover, one hadith states that those who have sexual intercourse with their hands will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife, complaining against them to God over its rights.

“If our viewer was single, I could recommend he marry, but what can I say now?”

The self-styled televangelist advised the viewer to “resist Satan’s temptations”.

The issue is controversial in Islam as there are varying opinions on how permissible masturbation can be. The Koran has no clear reference to the act and many hadiths (teachings of Mohammed outside of the Koran) are of questionable authenticity.

Few Islamic scholars consider it “haram” (forbidden), with most considering it “makruh” (disliked or offensive). Some even say it is permissible in certain circumstances, such as avoiding temptation to commit adultery.

Han was widely mocked on social media after making the statement. One Twitter user asked: “Are there any hand gynaecologists in the afterlife? Is abortion allowed there?”

Another added: “So you think being pregnant is a God-given punishment?”


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