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Single woman shaving her legs and arms

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You mentioned that it is okay for a woman to wax her arms and legs as long as it is not to attract strange men or to follow the latest trend, but with the sole intention to please one’s husband.

What would the ruling then be for an unmarried girl? Can she not do waxing because she has no husband to please? Even though she may not be following the latest trend, nor for attracting strange men, but merely for her ownself?


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

It will be permissible in that case.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from Fatwa.org.au, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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