Remove pubic hair

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my dear brother in islam,

i have one question that is very important to know is that as men have to under shave there self ,same like that woman has this order to under shave thier selves? and how through blades or chemichals ,plz brief abt it in details ,bcoz the chemicals which are been used are mostly made of haram materials thats why this is a very important point that me and my wife wanna know .



your brother in islam


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Remove pubic hair

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779         Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard the Prophet (saws) saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra (nature): circumcision, removing the pubic hair, cutting the moustaches short, clipping the nails, and depilating the hair of the armpits."


Both the believing men and the believing women are obliged to remove their unwanted hair from their pubic region and from under their armpits.  One may use any means or method to remove the unwanted hair including clipping, shaving or the use of chemicals, etc.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 90: O you who have believed!   ‘Khamr’ (all types of intoxicants),  gambling,  (ungodly) shrines,  and divining devices are all abominable works of Shaitaan;  therefore,  refrain from these so that you may attain true success!


Thus what Allah and His Messenger (saws) have forbidden the believers is the consumption of all types of intoxicants,  which effect the senses of the human;  like wine,  alcohol,  drugs, etc.


Not all haraam things are impure… for example:  gold and silk are declared haraam for the believing men,  but they are not impure.   Similarly,  most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion that although alcohol is haraam,  it is not impure.   Thus there is no harm if the alcohol laden chemicals touch parts of ones body in their effort to remove unwanted hair; as long as it is not consumed and entered into the body.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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