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Hanafi Fiqh

Hirsutism and leg waxing

I suffer from hirsutism caused by polycystic ovaries which ñ means I have higher androgen levels in my body which manifests itself as manlike hairy ness particularly on my legs and upper thighs . I can not wax them myself as it is very painful for me and reduces me to tears,
I would not shave them for fear of becoming more hairy. Is it permissible for me to have my legs waxed by another female ? I am Married and I currently have them waxed by a female every 3 months so I only do it when it becomes really hairy that I need to remove it . I have found the hair growth has significantly reduced through waxing but it is still very dark and manlike in appearance and amount .
My husband did try to wax for me many years ago but we ended up with me getting very mad and angry at him and in pain and I wanted to lash out and hit him. When it is a stranger doing the waxing we can’t express the pain so it is controlled .
I hope you can clarify for me if I am allowed or not
This condition is very common amongst Indian women and signs are seen on the face with very black pitch black beard like hairs on the chin and upper lip.
Alhamdulillah on my face it isn’t so noticeable but it is on my legs
Jazkallah

Hanafi Fiqh

Is Niqab Established in Islamic Law or is it Merely a Cultural Practice?

Question:

Assalamua-laikum,

I have recently started wearing hijab, however, i am now being
introduced to many different forms of it. Personally, I wear loose
fitting and covering clothing, with a scarf wrapped around my head, so
as only my hands and face are showing. However, I have been told by
some that the niqab/face veil is the right way to cover oneself. Then
others will tell me that the niqab is cultural and not a religious
obligation. I would like to know what the quran/sunnah say about this
issue. And was also curious as to how the Prophet’s (sws) wives wore
their hijab. I have been told Aisha (r.a.) did not cover her face and
simply wore a hooded cloak, is this true?

Jazak Allah Khayr

Hanafi Fiqh

Discolored Discharge

Question:

A woman usually experiences discharge on a regular basis. When she has her haiz and when on the last days when her colour is no longer light red/pink, but she has yellow discharge little more than the normal discharge. She is confused as does she have to wait till the yellow also clears or will that be regarded as discharge?