I am confused by the two different fatwas you gave on shaving pubic hear. In one 11324 dated April 14, 2004 you mentioned:
The hair on the penis does not have to be removed. Only the pubic hair which is just above the private parts below the navel has to be removed.
Whereas in fatwa 12034 dated June 29, 2004 you mention:
One has to shave the scrotum and the hair around it as well.
By hind parts is meant the circle around the anus, as it is very likely that faeces could get attached to any hair present there. (Raddul Muhtaar Vol.2 Pg.481-H.M.Saeed, Tahtaawi alal Maraaqi Pg.527-Ilmiyyah, Fathul Bari Vol.10 Pg.343)
I am confused by the apparent contradiction that should I remove only pubic hear just above the private parts below the navel or remove every bit of hair down there including on the scrotum and around the anus (which will be a bit difficult).
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh
1. The Fuqahaa have mentioned that
وَالْمُرَاد ( بِالْعَانَةِ ) الشَّعْر الَّذِي فَوْق ذَكَرِ الرَّجُل وَحَوَالَيْهِ ، وَكَذَاك الشَّعْر الَّذِي حَوَالَيْ فَرْج الْمَرْأَة ،
(Sharah al-Nawawi ala Muslim Vol. 3-4 Pg. 140 Darul Ma`rifah)
2. If the hair around the anus can be removed w
وَنُقِلَ عَنْ أَبِي الْعَبَّاس بْن سُرَيْج أَنَّهُ الشَّعْر النَّابِت حَوْل حَلْقَة الدُّبُر ، فَيَحْصُل مِنْ مَجْمُوع هَذَا اِسْتِحْبَاب حَلْق جَمِيع مَا عَلَى الْقُبُل وَالدُّبُر وَحَوْلهمَا
(Sharah al-Nawawi ala Muslim Vol. 3-4 Pg. 140)
ويستحب إزالة شعر الدبر خوفا من أن يعلق به شيء من النجاسة الخارجة
(Tahtaawi ala Maraaqi al- Falaah Pg. 527 Ilmiyyah)
* We have reviewed our rulings, and have confirmed fatwa 12034. We will make the necessary change in fatwa 11324.
And Allah knows best
Ml. Abdul Hameed,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah