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Philips lumea IPL(Hair removal long term)

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Just want ask is it permissible to use electric devices to remove unwanted body hair via intense pulse light(IPL) like Philips lumea advanced

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salām wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu,

The removing of unwanted hair may be carried out using the various means that are available, such as razors, hair removal creams, and electric devices, etc.

The objective is not the means used and the manner in which it is done, but rather it is the removal of unwanted hair, whether temporarily or permanently.

The permissibility of using the various means available and electric devices such as the Philips Lumea is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is not harmful to oneself
  • If it is being used to remove unwanted hair from the private region (i.e., between the navel and the knee), then it may only be done by oneself or one’s spouse.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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