Fatwa ID: 05037
Answered by: Sheikh Shafiur Rahman
I wanted to know if a woman uses plastic equipment to fulfill the desire. Is it haram in Islam?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Self-masturbation (without ‘sex toys’/objects) for a man or woman is considered by the majority of Hanafi scholars to be reprehensible near haram (makruh tahrimi) except when done out of a need if there is a fear of falling into fornication or when strong sexual desires distract one from religious or worldly matters and there exists no other legitimate outlet. However, it is permissible for a husband or wife to masturbate each other as part of intimacy. (Radd al-Muhtar Vol3. Pp 371 Dar ‘Alam al-Kutub)
If a woman uses an object to masturbate herself without penetration into her inner private part then it would fall under the above ruling of self-masturbation.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Sheikh Shafiur Rahman
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham