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How Should I Remove Pubic Hair?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

I am very concerned with the manner of removing pubic hair and hair between the buttocks. What is the detailed manner to remove pubic hair and hair between the buttocks using natural methods?

Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam

Shukran for your question.

RasuluLlah sallaLlahu alayhi wasallam advised in his hadith that one should shave the pubic area and pluck the hairs of the armpits. However, the scholars have mentioned that any method of removing these hairs will be permissible, if it does not harm the individual and if it does not require him or her to expose their awrah to others.

Regarding the hair around the anus, Imam al-Nawawi mentioned in his Majmu’ that there is no problem in removing it and depending on circumstance, it may be desired. Ibn Hajar in his Fath al-Bari said that it’s recommended to remove hairs from the actual private as well the anus.

And Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.

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