Is Laser Hair Removal Allowed?

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Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool

Question: assalamu alaykum.

1 – Is it haram to have laser hair removal done?
2 – If it is not haram, is there any places which should be left alone e.g. I know women are not allowed to laser their eyebrows, and men are not allowed to laser their beards. Apart from these two areas where else is forbidden?

Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah,

Yes, laser hair removal is allowed.

Apart from eyebrows and beard for men, only those places that require uncovering of one’s nakedness would be prohibited; so if it doesn’t require one to expose one’s nakedness, it is permissible to do laser hair removal there.


Shaista Maqbool

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