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Growth of pubic hair

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Dear Burhan
My new question is about pubic hair. Is its growth a sin? from what i know if it grows more than the size of a rain of rice its haram can you please add to that. thank you.. 


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Growth of pubic hair

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It is highly recommended that one pluck, cut, or shave his unwanted hair from the armpits and the pubic area. Removal of unwanted hair is a natural or fitrah Sunnah; and it is recorded that the Messenger (saws) and his noble companions removed their unwanted hair regularly.


There is no specific number of days specified by the Messenger of Allah (saws) for the removal of unwanted hair, but some of the companions have said that they used to remove their unwanted hair in a maximum period of every 40 days.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Five things are part of one's fitra (nature): Shaving the pubic hairs, circumcision, trimming the moustache, removing the hair under the arms, and trimming the nails."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


Said Hadrat Anas ibn Malik (r.a.), the servant who served the Prophet (saws) for ten years: "The time period for us to trim the moustache, cut the nails, pluck out the underarm hairs, and cut the pubic hairs was forty nights."

Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.


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