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906 I've heard that a women cannot take off any of her hair (pubic/armpit/leg/arm or facial) with razors or tweezers etc, because they contain metal.

I've been told by many people that a female cannot have metal touch any bit of her hair which is why I don’t pluck my eyebrows anymore or use a razor to take of arm/leg hair etc. I now use hair removal cream.

I just wanted to ask is this correct? Is it true that a woman cannot have metal touch her hair?
To assume that you cannot use any metal touch the hair (such as tweezers, razors etc) to remove unwanted hair, is incorrect.

According to the Sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W) every adult Muslim, as a part of keeping his body clean, should remove the hair on his pubic area and that which grows under his armpits. This hair may be removed through any method that one feels comfortable with. A person should not let this hair grow for more than (around) forty days, as has been reported in a number of narratives ascribed to the Prophet (S.A.W).

For similar question on this subject, please refer to the cleanliness section on our website. It can be found on the left hand side of the “Ask the Imam” main page.

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
Category (Cleanliness)