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assalamualaikum,

I am of 18 years, male. I want to know that which parts of the body be shaven. Hair around genitial parts be shaven or not. Kindly guide me.

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Pubic unwanted hair


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard the Prophet (saws) saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra (nature): circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, cutting the moustaches short, clipping the nails, and depilating the hair of the armpits."

 

It is not only permissible, but highly recommended that one pluck, cut, or shave his unwanted hair from the armpits and the pubic (genital) 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.

 

Hadrat Anas ibn Maalik (r.a.) who served the Messenger of Allah (saws) for ten years, said: "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.

 

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.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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