Are Females Allowed to Use Epilators for Hair Removal?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. Are females allowed to use epilators for hair removal? Are there any disliked/haraam methods of hair removal for females? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Yes, it is permitted to use an epilator to remove hair because what […]

Is Body Hair Removal Using Wax Permissible for a Man? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is body hair removal using wax permissible for a Man? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the Shafi’i school it is permissible to remove body hair, such as on the chest, arms and legs, using any method that doesn’t cause measurable harm to the body. Shuaib […]

Is it Permissible To Use Permanent Hair Removal Systems?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it permissible in Islam to use permanent hair removal systems ( e.g. laser ) ? Can men use hair removal creams rather than shave? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Yes, it is permissible to use permanent hair removal systems. It is also permissible for men to remove unwanted hair through […]

Is Laser Hair Removal Allowed?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: assalamu alaykum. 1 – Is it haram to have laser hair removal done? 2 – If it is not haram, is there any places which should be left alone e.g. I know women are not allowed to laser their eyebrows, and men are not allowed to laser their beards. […]

Removing Rear Hair

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it required that one shave the hair between the buttocks? Is that considered pubic hair? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. The pubic hair that one is expected to remove refers to the front private areas. As for removing the hair between the buttocks, this is […]

Hair Removal

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to remove strays of hair around the eyebrows and/or to “clean” them up? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. I pray that this finds you well, and in the best of health and spirits. May Allah grant you all good and success in this […]

Is Hair Transplantation Allowed, and Can One Remove Unsightly Body Hair?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: (1) I have a problem with hairloss and feel I am losing a lot of hair very quickly and I am not yet married. Would it be permissible for me to have a hair transplant to replace the hair I have lost on my head? (2) Also would […]

Removing Chest & Pubic Hair

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: Can a married muslim man trim his chest hair? Also, how often should muslim men and women shave their awra? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi 1. Removing the hair from one’s chest or back is against proper manners for men. [ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya] 2. The scholars […]

Hair Removal Methods: Epilators, Waxing and Creams

Answered by Ustadha Naielah Ackbarali Question: A lot of sisters have asked me about the use of metal on a women’s body. I wanted to know in terms of metal can women use epilators specifically and other products aswell? Answer: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Ten things are from the […]