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Women Shaving?

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Can women shave the hair of their arms and legs as I have heard it is not permissible, but some say that removing it is okay, but without shaving i.e. using another method e.g. waxing?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate

One may remove such hair to the best of their ability, without risking harm to one’s body. This may be done by any conventional means, including shaving.

Please see the following links in answer to your question:

Removing hair

Why do we have to cut our pubic hair and armpit hair? Do we have to keep doing it?

Superfluous Hair

Pubic Hair


Sunni Path Fiqh Team


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