Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

What is the ruling on shaving pubic hair for the deceased?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

The body hair and nails of the deceased are not cut, because such cutting is for worldly appearance—and the deceased has no need for that. Furthermore, the sunna with cut hair and nails is burial, as is the duty with the body, so cutting them would be redundant. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Quduri, Tajrid]

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).

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