There’s a sad news for men who ‘stroke the snake or spank the monkey’ in self-pleasure best known as masturbation, as a Muslim televangelist has claimed that they will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife.
Mucahid Cihad Han made the assertion while responding to questions asked by a viewer on private television station 2000 TV, according to Turkish Hurriyet Daily News.
The viewer said that he kept masturbating even though he was married and even masturbated during the Umrah – a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims which can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj.
In response to the question asked on Sunday, May 24, 2015 Han said that masturbation is haram (forbidden) in Islam while urging the viewer to ‘resist Satan’s temptations’.
He said, “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?”
Despite Han’s assertive religious stance, only a limited number of Islamic interpretations categorize masturbation as “haram,” while most of others call it a “makruh” (disliked) act. Many of the mainstream Islamic interpretations even allow it in certain conditions, like if the act could be used to avoid the temptation of an extramarital affair.
Just as expected, several internet users reacted differently after the news spread like wildfire on Monday, May 25, 2015.
One Twitter user hilariously asked, “Are there any hand-gynaecologists in the afterlife? Is abortion allowed there?”
On the other hand, another quizzed, “So you think that being pregnant is a God-given punishment?”