عن عبد اللَّهِ قال قال لنا رسول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يا مَعْشَرَ الشَّبَابِ من اسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمْ الْبَاءَةَ فَلْيَتَزَوَّجْ فإنه أَغَضُّ لِلْبَصَرِ وَأَحْصَنُ لِلْفَرْجِ وَمَنْ لم يَسْتَطِعْ فَعَلَيْهِ بِالصَّوْمِ فإنه له وِجَاءٌ

‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud (rta) stated that God’s Messenger (sws) said to us: “O Young Men! Those among you who have the means should marry because it is the best way to restrain the eyes and control sexual desires. But he who does not have the means should fast because it helps in restraining this desire.”[1]



[1]. Ibid., vol. 2, 1018, (no. 1400).