Undergoing surgery to become impotent

Q: I am an unmarried male close to my thirties. My urges have become very extreme and sometimes out of control. My parents are not agreeing on getting me married. I am now very worried due to the fear that I might fall into the sinful act of zina due to my extreme urges. My question is that is it ok in Islam if I kill my sex drive permanently or become impotent by my own wish in order to avoid adultery?

A: It is forbidden in shariah for a male to get himself castrated or to become impotent through surgery. This is a serious crime and regarded as haraam in Islam. If you have the pressing urge to get married and you fear falling into sin, then getting married is compulsory upon you provided you have the means to get married. Hence, in this matter you do not require the permission of your parents. If you have the means to get married, then you should get married. Consult the elders of your family and ask them to find you a pious and suitable spouse.

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

عن ابن عباس أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لا صرورة في الإسلام (المعجم الكبير، الرقم: 11595)

جاز (خصاء البهائم) حتى الهرة وأما خصاء الآدمي فحرام (الدر المختار 6/388)

(والخصي والمجبوب والمخنث كالفحل) لقوله تعالى قل للمؤمنين يغضوا من أبصارهم وهم ذكور مؤمنون فيدخلون تحت هذا الخطاب وغيره من النصوص العامة وقالت عائشة رضي الله عنها الخصاء مثلة فلا يبيح ما كان حراما قبله وهذا لأن الخصي ذكر يشتهي ويجامع وقيل هو أشد جماعا لأن آلته لا تفتر فصار كالفحل وكذا المجبوب لأنه يشتهي ويسحق وينزل وحكمه كأحكام الرجال في كل شيء وقطع تلك الآلة كقطع عضو آخر منه فلا يبيح شيئا كان حراما (تبيين الحقائق 6/20)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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