Going to salons for hair removal

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I struggle with hair removal in my private areas. I have tried to keep my razor clean, often disinfecting it, but I struggle with thrush, pimples which contain pus and intense burning and itching to such an extent that I can’t walk properly. I have very sensitive skin so that affected me greatly. When I was in ihraam for umrah, it even affected me then. The pimples left scarring which also left me embarrassed in front of my husband. I have gone for a full bikini wax at a salon and it helped me tremendously and I am comfortable to go about my day. However. I have heard that it is haraam to get a bikini wax if someone else does it for you. I have tried to do it to myself, but I caused a lot of harm and pain when I tried. Please help me as I don’t know what my options are anymore. I would like to continue to go for the waxing, but now that I hear that it’s haraam for someone else to do, I’m very scared to do so. Please assist me.

Bismillaah

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A: To expose these areas to any person is impermissible. There are other ways to remove the hair like hair removing creams etc.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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