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Can a Muslim Woman Go to a Salon To Get a Bikini Wax?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad



I wanted to know if a woman can go to a female salon to get her bikini area waxed. Waxing does a better job of removing hair and it is too hard to self wax in that area. Also, the salon workers do not talk about their clients.


Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. 

Bikini wax

It is not permissible to get a bikini wax because it would entail exposing one’s nakedness to someone other than one’s husband. He is the only one that would be allowed to see that area. Please see more details here:

Is It Permissible to Have Someone Else Wax Your Body? (Shafi’i)

A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra)

More than one way to skin a cat

Although it would be easier for someone else to do it for you, it is necessary and worthwhile to learn to do it yourself. There are an array of products that can be used. In Jordan, where I lived, young ladies are commonly taught to use wax in that area themselves, and practice makes perfect.

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad  


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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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