Is it Haram to look at your private parts? Know the secret truth

Suhel Ahmad

Is it Haram to look at your private parts

As a Muslim nation, shame is part of our faith. So many times we feel shy to look at our private parts. That’s why many of my friends ask me – Is it haram to look at your private parts?

I know our friends want to live according to the guidance of Islam and the Quran Hadith. So they have value in this question I believe. But Islam has not imposed any rules on you that will make you disappointed.

Every guidance of Islam to improve your overall life. So you need to look at your private parts. But if you can’t do that then you may face problems in many cases. So you should know the correct answer to this question.

Is it Haram to look at your private parts

No, it is not haram to look at your private parts. Because your private part is an organ like any other part of your body. By this, when you engage in a sin, it will only be a sin. Otherwise, you should treat this organ like any other organ.

Have you ever wondered if looking at your hands is haram? Or looking at your navel or your thighs etc. is it haram or not? I know you have never asked this question.

Because you have accepted these parts of you as normal. But you can’t take it for granted when it comes to private parts. So you have asked whether looking at private parts is haram or not?

You have to remember it is a part of your body. So you will be careful about that. You will wash it clean, using lotion and oil massage. You can do whatever you need to do to take care of this organ.

evidence for it is halal to Look at your private parts

It is permissible for anyone, male or female, to look at their private parts. In the hadith, Bahay bin Hakim narrated from his father, from his grandfather, that he once said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! What shall we hide our private parts, and what shall we discard?’ He said,

احْفَظْ عَوْرَتَكَ , إِلَّا مِنْ زَوْجَتِكَ , أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ

“You protect the private parts from other than your wife and slave-girls.” Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah! If the people are in one place?’ He said, ‘Try as much as you can so that no one sees it at all.’ The companion said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! If someone is in solitude?’ He said,

اللهُ أَحَقُّ أَنْ يُسْتَحْيَا مِنْهُ مِنَ النَّاسِ

“Allah deserves more than the man that he should be shamed.” (Abu Dawud 4019, Tirmidhi 2794)

In the explanation of the hadith, Hafez Ibn Hajar Askalani. said

وَمَفْهُومُ قَوْلِهِ (إِلَّا مِنْ زَوْجَتك) يَدُلُّ عَلَى أَنَّهُ يَجُوزُ لَهَا النَّذَرُ إِلَى ذلِكَ مِنْ, وَقِيَاسه أَنَّهُ يَجُوزُ لَهُ النَّذَرُ

By ‘you without your wife’ it is permissible for husband and wife to look at each other’s private parts. Logic also says it will be permissible. (Fathul Bari 1/386)
Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi rah. said

وَيُبَاحُ لِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ الزَّوْجَيْنِ النَّظَرُ إلَى جَمِيعِ بَدَنِ صَاحِبِهِ ، وَلَمْسُهُ ، حَتَّى الْفَرْجِ … ؛ وَلِأَنَّ الْفَرْجَ يَحِلُّ لَهُ الِاسْتِمْتَاعُ بِهِ ، فَجَازَ النَّظَرُ إلَيْهِ وَلَمْسُهُ ، كَبَقِيَّةِ الْبَدَنِ

It is lawful for husband and wife to look at each other’s entire body, touch, even genitals. Because sexual intercourse is halal. So it is permissible to see and touch it like other parts of the body.
(Al Mughni 7/77)

Scholars’ opinion

Hafez Ibn Hajar Askalani Rah. said

By ‘you without your wife’ it is permissible for husband and wife to look at each other’s private parts. Logic also says it will be permissible. (Fathul Bari 1/386)

Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi rah. said

It is lawful for husband and wife to look at each other’s entire body, touch, even genitals. Because sexual intercourse is halal. So it is permissible to see and touch it like other parts of the body. (Al Mughni 7/77)

It is permissible for husband and wife to look at each other’s entire body, even the genitals. It is said that looking at the private parts of the husband makes the eyes of the husband dim – there is no basis for this. Hashiyatut Dasuki 2/215

In no hadith did Rasool (pbuh) say that husband and wife cannot see each other’s private parts. There is no hadeeth for those who say prohibition. It is a false slander on the name of Rasool (pbuh). The result of which is direct hell. In this sense

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: Do not lie to me, for whoever lies to me will enter Hellfire. Husband and wife can see each other’s private parts without any problem.

When is Haram to look at your private parts?

When you look at your private parts, sexual arousal will be aroused, causing you to lose control, which is not the time to look at your private parts.

Because then Satan will come and give you bad advice and he will encourage you to indulge in haram. You will want to use your private parts to indulge in the vices that humans indulge in. Because Satan is the open enemy of man. He will try his best to exploit this weakness of yours to make you dangerous.

That’s why if you feel like looking at your private parts will make them hard and make you want to cum, then don’t look at them. Rather, at this moment you will seek refuge in Allah from Satan.

At that time Shaytaan comes and gives evil advice in your mind and urges you to look towards him so that he can indulge you in haram. So you accept your public enemy as enemy and at that moment you refrain from looking at your private parts.

FAQs

Are there any specific guidelines about looking at private parts?

Islam emphasizes modesty and preserving one’s dignity. Although there is no clear prohibition against looking at one’s private parts. However, Islam instructs Muslims to maintain modest behaviour and avoid unnecessary exposure or gaze.

Is there a difference between men and women?

Generally, the principles of modesty apply to both men and women in Islam. But women should be more careful than men. If they are exposed to their private parts, they should be careful not to let others see.

Can you see your private parts in the bath or restroom?

Yes, you can see your private parts in your bath or restroom. Because cleanliness is very important in Islam. It is Sunnah to perform tasks such as bathing or using the restroom. It is therefore generally permissible to look at one’s private parts in this context for hygiene purposes.

If one need medical attention to see private parts?

In medical matters, where one needs to look at one’s private parts or be examined by a doctor, this is permissible in Islam. Because it falls under the category of requirements.

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