Should I Shave My Legs to Avoid People’s Mockery?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

I really don’t have a lot of hair on my body, including my legs. My friends are mocking me because of that. I was thinking about shaving my legs to promote growth of hair on them but I am afraid that, by doing so, it would show lack of gratitude towards Allah. Can you advise me on the best course to take?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Ask Allah to grant you contentment, and worship and a disposition which is pleasing to Him.

Each person has a different test. What matters is not the test itself, but the response. And we should strive to be wary of making that response one of objection to Allah’s Choosing.

See also: Contentment, Reliance on Allah, and Pure Intention – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

And Allah alone knows best.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani