Cut pubic hair from navel

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Aslam Alikum!

please tell me from where we have to cut the hairs under belly button, immediately under the belly button or should we have some distance under it?

Looking forward for your reply.

Thank You.

Allah Hafiz.


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Cut pubic hair from navel

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Al-Muwatta Hadith 49.3

Yahya related to me from Malik from Said ibn Abi Said al-Maqburi from his father that Abu Hurayra heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say, "There are five things from the ‘fitra’ (nature): cutting the nails, trimming the moustache, removing the hair from the armpit, shaving the pubic region and circumcision."


The Arabic terms used in the hadith for ‘shaving the pubic region’ is ‘Halq ul aana’, and in the Arabic terminology ‘aana’ is the area immediately surrounding the private parts or pubic area. 


In general circumstances it would be safe to say that the pubic area starts about 5-6 inches below the belly button.  But if a person has a huge tummy, the distance from the belly button to the pubic area may increase; but the pubic area itself never increases or decreases. 


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Your Brother in Islam,






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