During a question-and-answer segment on live television, a Turkish televangelist warned married men that masturbation could make their hands pregnant in the afterlife.
Mücahid Cihad Han, an Islamic preacher, made the claim when a caller confessed that he masturbated as a married man as well as during a holy pilgrimage.
“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,” Han responds to the caller.
While Han says that masturbation is a sin and quotes the text as evidence for why that is historically so, he admits that the topic is a controversial one with many varying opinions. (The Hadith are collections of teachings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.) Read more…