Over the years we have seen, heard or come across many statements from respected personalities and highly educated individuals which have seemed to confuse us rather than inspire us. An Islamic preacher from Turkey surprised viewers on a live television show in which he was present with a unique statement. The statement by the Turkish Islamic Preacher was that all those men who have a habit of masturbating or self-pleasure will face their own hands pregnant in the afterlife; he added then that the man would have to raise the offspring of the hand and the man.[irp]
The initial news report was broken by the Hurriyet Daily News on Sunday. The Turkish Islamic Preacher by the name of Mucahid Cihad Han made these remarks when a man confessed to him on a live television show that even though he is married and has a wife, he still regularly masturbates. At first glance, the Turkish Islamic Preacher himself was puzzled by the strange question which had been placed before him, that too on live television. This caused the man in question to repeat his question to the Islamic Preacher several times before he was finally able to get an answer from the preacher. The preacher ultimately warned the man to resist the temptations of Satan and control his actions.
The man who was questioning the preacher stated that this had become a habit of his and even though he was married he would still engage in the act. He then added that he could not even resist the urge during the time of Umrah when he was performing the minor pilgrimage. Han, the Islamic preacher clearly told the man that there is one hadith that states that those who engage in acts of sexual nature with their hands will see in the afterlife that their hands are pregnant with their child and that the hands would complain to God about their rights.
The Islamic preacher, Han said to the Turkish TV station, 2000 TV, that if the man who had raised the question had been single, he would have recommended him to get married, however, since he is already married, he has nothing else left to say. Han, the Islamic preacher stated that the act of masturbation is considered as haram or forbidden in Islam; however, this topic is still up for discussion due to the various opinions and schools of thought.[irp]
There have been several Islamic preachers, much like Han who have deemed the act as haram or forbidden, however there are also those who have brought up several interpretations which state that this act is allowed in some conditions as this act itself can be used to stop the man from having adulterous relationships or affairs with other women. Since the topic might be up for debate, such statements by Islamic preachers on the media, especially live television, should be avoided until the fact is agreed upon completely.