Narrated ‘Abdullah (Radi.Allâhu ‘Anhu): We were with the Prophet (SallAllâhu ‘alayhi wa

Sallam) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Apostle (SallAllâhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said,

  •  “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his carnality power.” [Bukhari: Book 7 Vol 62 Hadith 4]