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Is having lots of body hair a blessing?

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assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu wa magfiratuhu…. I am a teenager with a lot of hair especially my legs i mean lots..so i wanted to know if im allowed to cut it….and ive heard if u have a lot of hair ur fortunate..ive also heard something like rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wassallam use to cut his leg or body hair..so i wanted to know if these two things ive heard are correct.


(Fatwa: 1081/1019=D/1429)

It is not mentioned in any Hadith that if you have a lot of hair you are fortunate. It might be a saying of any Hakim based on some experiment. It has nothing to do with the beliefs and it is not correct to have such belief. It is proved by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to cut the hair below navel and of armpit as well as moustache. Besides this, there is no proof of cutting hair of other parts of the body. What you have heard is wrong. If there is a special need or reason to cut the hair of the body, then it is allowable but it is better to avoid cutting with no reason. قال فى الشامى: فى حلق شعر الصدر و الظهر ترك الأدب كذا فى القنية

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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