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Q29 - Is it permissible to wax for a man or woman if their leg or any other part of their body is ha

Question # 029

Aslmualakum is it permissible to wax for a man or woman if their leg or any other part of their body is hairier than usual.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Generally, it is permissible to remove hair for both men and women (excluding the eyebrows).

However, there is a slight difference between the genders. For a woman, there is no issue in removing her body hair; rather she will be rewarded if the intention is to please her husband. For a man, although it is permitted, it is undesirable to remove hair if there is no need.

One important note should be taken into consideration. The satr/awrah between Muslim women is from navel until the knees just like a man. So areas between those parts are not permissible to be done by anyone other than yourself or your husband.

Please refer to the link below for further clarification:

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Student - Jamiah Islamiyah Abu Bakr

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Kasim Ingar


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