Armpit unwanted hair.
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First of all i would really like to congratulate you for the work you are doing for Islam.....May Allah bless you for this righteous act..
I had confusion about the treatment of the hair that have been called impure(armpit etc.) please tell in detail about them and is their any other way to make them pure other than cutting them??
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Armpit unwanted hair
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Your Question: I had confusion about the treatment of the hair that have been called impure (armpit etc.) please tell in detail about them and is their any other way to make them pure other than cutting them??
Respected brother, the hair that grows naturally under ones armpits, or the moustache, or even in the pubic region are not considered inherently impure, but at the growth of a certain period, unwanted.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779 Narrated by Abu Huraira
I heard the Prophet (saws) saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitrah (nature): removing the pubic hair, clipping the nails, depilating the hair of the armpits; and circumcision and cutting the moustaches short (for the males)
The recommended period to remove the unwanted hair amongst the companions was (at least once in) forty days.
Said Anas ibn Malik (r.a.) "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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