Why is masturbation forbidden in Islam?

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i am a muslim. and i just can't understand why it's haram. you're not having sex with anyone. you're alone. and if it's the only way you can get rid of your sexual tension then why is it haram? i researched a lot trying to find the answer. i am arab so i searched for arab articles too but all they ever say is it's haram and they mention the hadeeth but they don't say the reason..

i don't do it. because i know it's haram. but i want to know why that's all. zina is haram because you're sleeping with someone else and that can cause many bad thing in the society. if she gets pregnant for example, diseases and other things. but if someone is alone why is it haram. i am religious and love to learn about islam every day. but i don't understand this one thing.

only serious answers please :]
Why is masturbation forbidden in Islam?
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