Fatwa No : 86539
Shave the pubic hair regularly
Fatwa Date : Ramadan 19, 1424 / 13-11-2003
I know that the pubic hair must be shaved as recommended by the Prophet (peace be upon him). I'm a married man and I like my wife not to shave her pubic hair because this gives me pleasure. Is this possible or is it prohibited not shaving it?
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Shaving the pubic hair is a confirmed Sunnah. Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: Five are among the Fitra acts: "circumcision, shaving pubic hair, plucking out armpit hair, cutting one's nails and trimming one's mustache" . Muslim also reported from Anas (Radiya Allahu Anhu) that he said: A given period was limited to us as far as trimming the mustache, cutting one's nails, plucking out one's armpit hair and shaving one's pubic hair. We were told not to leave them for more than forty days . So, it is not advisable for the man or the woman to leave any of the above more than 40 days, as this is a Sunnah of cleanliness and a means to remove impurity. So, we advise our dear brother to let his wife shave her pubic hair regularly and he might find out that this also arouses his desire and it is definitely better as it conforms to the Sunnah. Allah knows best.