Removal of naval and underarms hairs

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My question to you is that whether I can use a trimmer (trim machine) to remove my underarms and navel hairs instead of a razor. I have heard that only a razor must be used and a trimmer is not allowed. So please guide me whether I can use a trimmer or not?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 286/298/N=03/1436)

It is lawful to use a trimmer for armpit and navel hair. However, it is better to pluck the hair of the armpits if you can bear it or you are addicted to it. However, it is better to remove the navel hair for men. So if the trimmer cannot shave it then it is better to use razor or use the trimmer at zero no so that it takes the shape of razor.
قوله : “ويستحب حلق عانته”، قال فى الهندية: ويبتدئ من تحت السرة، ولو عالج بالنورة يجوز كذا فى الغرائب، ….. قوله: وتنظيف بدنه” بنحو إزالة الشعر من إبطيه، ويجوز فيه الحق، وانتف أولى الخ (رد المحتار 9:583 مطبوعه مكته زكريا ديوبند)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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