A popular Muslim televangelist In Turkey has set social media on fire after claiming Prophet Muhammad teaches that a man who masturbates will meet his hand “pregnant in the afterlife.”
Turkish news source Hurriyet Daily News reports on popular Muslim televangelist Mücahid Cihad Han responding to a viewer asking about masturbation. The viewer said he “kept masturbating, although he was married, and even during the Umrah,” (The Umraha is a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims which can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj.)
In responding, Han claimed that Islam strictly prohibits masturbation as a “haram” (forbidden) act. Referring to what he claimed to be a saying of Prophet Muhammad, the Muslim televangelist 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.
Hurriyet Daily News reports 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.
Of course, Han is not the only Muslim televangelist preaching wacky nonsense to the gullible masses.
Recently in Iran, another Muslim televangelist, the Ayatollah Hossein Dehnavi, explained that men who fantasize about other women while impregnating their wife will cause their children to be gay or lesbian.
While on a much less humorous note, a popular Muslim televangelist in Malaysia, Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria, recently offered his large television audience a religious justification for marital rape, claiming marital rape is not a crime, and that a woman must always submit to a husband’s demand for sexual intercourse.
The sad fact is, like Pat Robertson and his Christian counterparts, Muslims are also using television to promote misinformation and crazy religious nonsense to a gullible public.