Removal of Pubic Hair for Men

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Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar


What is the proper method of removing the pubic hairs for men? What parts must be removed?


Anas ibn Mälik رضى الله عنه reported, “The time we were given for trimming [our] moustaches, clipping [our] nails, plucking the hairs of [our] armpits, and shaving [our] pubes was to not leave it for more than 40 days.” [Muslim: 599]

While explaining this hadëth Imam Nawawë has mentioned, “The pubes are the hair that are above and around a male’s genitals.”

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