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I would like to know if waxing and bleeching are allowed in Islam.

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I would like to know if waxing and bleeching are allowed in Islam or not.Many Islamic women do it so was wondering if its permitted or not.
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Remove hair wax bleach

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779 Narrated by Abu Huraira

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


Both the believing men and the believing women are obliged to remove their unwanted hair from their pubic region and from under their armpits. There is absolutely no restriction in Shariah regarding the method one may choose to remove their unwanted hair. One may use any method one wills and pleases or is convenient for them including clipping, cutting, shaving, waxing, hair removal cream, etc.


There is absolutely no restriction in Shariah if a believing woman wishes to bleach the hair on any part of her body, except her eye-brow hair.


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 (or alter) 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?


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