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What Is the Prophetic Manner Of Removing Hair?

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Question: How should I remove my pubic hair?
Dear questioner,
Thank you for your important question.
The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “There are five acts of the Fitrah (natural human disposition): circumcision, removing the pubic hair, plucking the armpit hair, clipping the nails, and trimming the mustache.” [Bukhaari and Muslim]
Removing the pubic hair is permissible with any means such as shaving, waxing, or plucking, as long as it achieves the purpose of cleanliness. [Tahtawi, Hashiya al-Tahtawi]
From the above we understand that:
  1. All pubic hair should be removed
  2. If all of it is not possible, then enough should be removed that fulfills the purpose of cleanliness such as no smell, no itch, etc.
One should remove the pubic hair where it begins to grow (the groin area and around the private parts) and the armpit hair. It is recommended to remove the hair from the buttocks.
Hair that is close to the genital area should not be removed in a manner that would cause cuts. Rather, one should use another method of hair removal or at the very least trim those hairs to achieve cleanliness.
And Allah alone knows best.
[Ustadh]  Omar Popal
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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