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Can a Muslim Woman Wax My Private Parts?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


Can one go to a Muslim woman to have her whole body waxed? Is the private area included? If this woman is trustworthy and there is no risk of her telling anyone about it or mocking women, then is this permissible? Which area of the body is permitted for a Muslim woman to remove hair from? If it is difficult for a woman to clean herself in and around the private area, then is it permissible to get a body wax from a Muslim woman?


It is not permissible for anyone to see a Muslim woman’s nakedness, which is what lies between the navel and knee, except for her husband. Exceptions include a necessary medical procedure and the sort, or a small child that is too young to distinguish anything. If the ‘awra (nakedness) was exposed, both women would be sinning and incurring the sin of touching the nakedness. Her trustworthiness is irrelevant.

Please see this article for a full explanation, especially point (c):
A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of CoveringOne’ss Nakedness (awra)

If a woman is finding difficulty in removing the hair from her private parts, she should do her best and keep practicing.

There is some information about this in the following links:
Proper Method of Removing Pubic Hair
How Should I Remove Pubic Hair?

It is permissible for a Muslim woman to wax her arms, lower legs, underarms, and other areas that are not between the navel and knees. In the same way that removing body hair is a part of one’s natural disposition, it is also our natural disposition to not strip down in front of other people. Islam’s foundation is based on modesty, even when alone, making everything more beautiful and dignified.

May Allah make it easy for you to change your habit and reward you for striving to follow Allah’s rules.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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

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