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Women remove hair on lips.

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I know that in Islam its wrong to shape your brows. But I would like to know is it wrong for women, who have hair on their upperlips which looks like moustaches, to take it out by threading or waxing? In today's world when you are in group of other people such a minute thing causes embarrassment specially when any child points out aloud that that lady has moustaches. Kindly enlighten me in this issue.

 

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Women remove hair on lips

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Your Question: I know that in Islam its wrong to shape your brows. But I would like to know is it wrong for women, who have hair on their upperlips which looks like moustaches, to take it out by threading or waxing?

Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.815 Narrated by Abdullah

Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their eye-brow hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet (saws) has cursed?

 

Other than the removing or shaping of her eye-brow hair, the believing woman is at absolute liberty in Shariah to do whatever she chooses to the hair on any other parts of her body. There is absolutely no restriction or prohibition in Shariah if a believing woman wishes to remove or bleach or do whatever she wills with her unwanted hair on her upper-lips.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

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