Can I Expose My ‘Awra to For Laser Hair Removal?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


I am a woman with dark and thick hair all over my body, which I have had a hard time with for years. I, therefore, have a desire to do laser hair removal on my entire body, also in the intimate areas. Is this allowed for me? I myself have tried to make lasers at home, but some areas require professional equipment. Please note that the hair is very thick, and it is too difficult to remove with a razor or by plucking, which irritates the skin. I also have a condition called PCOS, which is the reason for increased hair growth.


May Allah give you ease and wellbeing.

Exposing your ‘awra laser hair removal would not be permitted. I understand it’s likely the cause of difficulties for you, and I pray Allah rewards you abundantly.

If it’s possible to get the assistance of your husband in this process, that would be best, as he is permitted to see the areas. Otherwise, it’s probably best to use other means of hair removal, such as creams, or to speak to a medical professional to address the underlying cause. (Quduri, al-Mukhtasar)

Our tests can be difficult, but that difficulty is meant to direct us to Allah in our lives. Turn to Him. You’ll only find good coming from Him when you see the wisdom in it all.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.