Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to shave her legs?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu​​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it okay to shave my legs? I’m a Muslim.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

It is permissible for women to remove unwanted hair from areas such as the hands, legs and back. However, it is not lawful to shave it for a stranger.

(Raddul Muhtar 9/536 Darul alim-il kutub)

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

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