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Removing excessive hair growth as salon

I am not the type of woman who likes or is interested in getting all these cosmetic stuff. I really am not the woman who has little bit of hair & is like “oh no that needs to be removed”. I am naturally genuinely born with alot of hair on my legs specifically with no exaggeration. for many years i over looked it 2 years before i got married i started getting laser hair removal done – hoping itl reduce my leg hair as you must be aware the treatment is pretty expensive but then i stopped as i found out above the knee no matter what its a womans awra and must not be exposed in between the sessions we had to use razor which i noticed was growing my leg hair back thick! Which is something i definitely didnt want & i had to do it twice a week! thats how fast the hair growth was.. so i tried to wax myself & i noticed that because of the pain, the amount , length & thickness of the hair I was finding it really difficult to remove the hair myself above the knees it would make me really faint and light headed & it would take me ages.

So once/ twice in the year i would go to the salon to get my hair waxed. i would wait out for the hair to be grown alot where i would reason myself for me to go and get it waxed as there was a part of me stopping me after i found out about the awra masla – but i still couldnt come to terms with my condition as i felt my situation was different Recently i stopped as My husband is saying if its part of awra not to go anywhere until i ask someone knowledgeable and senior He has been very supportive & compromising all this time but through out i know he wants clearer legs when we spend time together he has asked me many times too even when i used to wait inbetween for the hair to be a good amount before i would go & get removed he has bought many things to help me but i cant remove the hair above my knees myself its just really painful & takes me over 2 hours – i have little children and its just not practical for me with work & children etc I have been to the doctors a few times regarding this too, but because of my pregnancies they have been telling me to wait a certain period where my hormones are balanced before they test my condition

Allow me to further explain what i have used over the years.

From the age of 19 up until now i have tried various methods
•razor
•Sand Mitten
•Waxing
•Epilating
•Laser
•IPL home device

Razor was growing my hair back really quickly & growing thick.
In order to keep my legs clean i had to do them twice a week.
Subhanallah i just about have time to do whats fardh in terms of hair removal – let alone twice a week doing my legs. Its really inconvenient & causing me even more trouble by growing my hair back thick & fast

Sand mittens – didnt work

Professional Laser hair removal Treatment- very expensive, worked to some extent, but was told its not allowed as im exposing awrah so i stopped.

Salon Waxing – id go twice a year. Let my hair grow out alot so i wasnt exposing my awrah to someone too often.
Job was done within 1 hr whilst i bared the pain . This i have stopped until someone senior understands my situation and guides me.

Home Waxing – I cant wax my upper legs myself its very painful for me, i mean i cant pull the wax strip without feeling light headed.
Its not normal length of hair , its long & thick.. it takes me ages for that reason over 2 hrs, its painful & not practical for me i have young children

I would never agree for My husband to do it, he doesnt even look at my legs when i have hair there, let alone pulling them off for me.
He would strongly dislike that – id fear his disinterest towards me.

Epilating – this is very painful, my hair is long m thick – my hair tangling in the tweezers inside the epilator kills!! Again takes me over 2 hours cause im covering little areas at a time cause of the pain

Ipl home device – my husband has bought me this.
Theres 3 options there
Shave , epilate or wax before using the device.
I have explained my issues with shaving, epilating & waxing.
Which leaves me with Salon waxing.

In conclusion i have excessive hair growth on my legs, im hairier than my husband, its really painful & very time consuming for me to physically remove the hair myself in specific above my knees & all these years it has had a knock of effect on my confidence & self esteem infront of my husband

My intention is this , if i am given ijazah then id get waxed by the salon and after every treatment use the ipl device – which will start working to reduce my hair growth.
Which would eventually mean i no longer have to go to the salon to get the hair removed by someone to use the IpL device.

Id be able to hopefully Insha’allah remove the hair by waxing myself & use the IPl machine.

Even if im given ijazah to go to a salon to get them waxed to an extent until i am able to myself remove the hair
Using waxing & Ipl device hand in hand – i am willing to accept that.

I really hope you can understand me. Iv spent thousands of pounds until this day. If it wasnt much of a problem for me & i didnt care about the laws of Islam i wouldnt be reaching out for guidance – please understand this isnt a normal woman situation.

Hanafi Fiqh

Make up prayers ‘ Qada prayers

Assalamu Alaykum

If I over estimate my missed prayers I calculate missed prayers for 10 years.

As this is a lot and will take a long time is it okay for me to miss the sunnah acts and just complete the fardh and wajib acts for the make up prayers?

جزاك الله خيرا

Hanafi Fiqh

Shortening qada Salaat

‎السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I hope this message finds you well ‏إن شاء الله.
I have many many fardh and Witr salahs to make up, may Allah forgive me. I have been told that there are shorter ways of praying your qazaa? For example praying something else in 3rd and 4th rakaat. Is this true? Could you please provide more details on this matter?
‎جَزَاكَ اللهُ خَيْرًا

Hanafi Fiqh

Bathing (Ghusl) of a Covid 19 deceased body

Q. If a person passed away in the state of Janabat, Haidh or Nifaas, is it necessary to put water into their nose or mouth to fulfil the Fardh of Ghusl when washing their body? Due to covid protocols, no water is put into the nose or mouth. Will the Ghusl still be valid?