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Men plucking hair

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Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

I think a number of people have posted questions about plucking facial hair, but I don’t recall any of them answering clearly the question of men plucking facial hair, that is between the eyebrows and high up on one’s cheeks etc. Is this halal?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu alaykum

In there name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful

It is permitted for men to pluck hair from their upper cheek above the beard line. It is also permitted to remove the hairs from in between the eyebrows if it looks ugly and is considered a defect.

And there is no objection for men to take the hair of eyebrows and face [slightly] so long as it is not effeminate (Fatawa Hindiyya pg 23/4).


Abdurrahman Mangera

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