Removing facial hair

Q: I have a question regarding removing facial hair. Is it haraam to remove upper lips and chin hair?

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A: It is permissible. However the present trend of women going to beauty parlours where a lot of sin takes place through women exposing those parts of their bodies which are impermissible to expose is against the teachings of Islam. If a woman has a definite need, then she may remove her facial hair within the confines of her home.

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

وفي تبيين المحارم إزالة الشعر من الوجه حرام إلا إذا نبت للمرأة لحية أو شوارب فلا تحرم إزالته بل تستحب اه وفي التاترخانية عن المضمرات ولا بأس بأخذ الحاجبين وشعر وجهه ما لم يشبه المخنث اه ومثله في المجتبى (رد المحتار 6/373)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)