Are women allowed to shave and wax their beards

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Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza​



In Islam are women allowed to shave and wax their beards?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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




Yes, it is permitted for women to remove facial hair, including the beard and moustache. [1]


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar. Volume 6, page 373