Pills alleviating sexual desire

Q 3: I am a twenty seven years old man and I am a religious person, thanks to Allah. Is it permissible for me to take pills alleviating sexual desire? It should be noted that I am a poor person. Thanks to Allah in all cases.

A: It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: O young people! Whoever among you is able to marry, should marry, for marriage would help him lower his gaze and keep his virtuousness, and whoever is not able to marry is recommended to fast, for fasting would diminish his sexual power. Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. So, it is permissible for a young man who cannot afford marriage to perform Sawm (fast) because Sawm alleviates sexual desire. He also has to avoid stimulants of sexual desire. (Part No. 19; Page No. 328) With regards to taking pills to alleviate it, it is not permissible; because these pills have bad side effects. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.