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Assalamualaikum

I do understand that masterbating is not allowed in Islam.. except for certain times when one is scared of commiting a bigger sin like zina. For zina i have read so much but still things are not certainly clear to me. I read in one book that even looking at a na-mehram is a sin.. if you look at him one time its fine (underliberately) but second time is a sin. But a friend of mine told me that Hazrat Mohammad (saw) explained sahaba karam (r.a) zina by placing a pen in the ink pot as zinah..  means a complete consummation (physical intercourse)
I try my level best to change my mind from certain things... I dont watch any such wrong videos.. or songs or movies. Yet the sense is sometimes so strong that it is impossible for me to handle it. It is very difficult for me to tell my parents to get me married because things get very difficult. I am still studying and they want me to complete it before I get married. But i am very scared..
I read in another book that fasting helps you stop these impulses of (sexual desires) but how do we fast? everyday? and for how long?
what is the age in islam that a girl or boy should be married by then?

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ANSWER: ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WB

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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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