Removing hair for women

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
1) What parts of the body are women allowed to remove hair from?
2) Can women use a shaver to remove pubic hair?
3) What about hair from her legs and arms?


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

1) Apart from the hair on the head and the eyebrows, a woman can remove all other hair. (Bahishti Zewar: 2/77)

When removing pubic hair, it is preferable for a woman to pluck out the hair (by using tweezers for example). However, shaving the pubic hair is also permissible. (Ahsanul Fatawa: 8/78)

It is permissible for a woman to shave her legs and arms. Also, read this answer:

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

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It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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