✒ How To Repel Desire

Prophet Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu-ʿAlaihi Wa Sallam said:

إذا أحدكم أعجبته المرأة فوقعت في قلبه فليعمد إلى امرأته فليواقعها فإن ذلك يرد ما في نفسه

“If one of you is fascinated by a woman and she captivates his heart then let him go to his wife and have intercourse with her, for indeed that will repel what (he feels) in his soul.”

● [مشكاة المصابيح برقم ٣١٠٥ ، صححه الألباني]

Imām an-Nawawī Raḥimahullāh said in its Sharḥ:

“And the meaning of this Ḥadeeth is that it’s recommended for the one who looks at a woman and his desire is stoked; to go to his wife or his concubine if he has one; and have sexual intercourse with her to get rid of his desire, and to calm himself, and to bring his heart (to rest) of what concerns it.”

● [شرح النووي على مسلم ١٤٠٣]