Fatwa No : 87389
Shaving hair from around the anus
Fatwa Date : Safar 20, 1425 / 10-4-2004
Can we also remove hair from our back parts like around the anus? Is that allowed ýbecause this hair is impure?ý
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.
Some scholars are of the opinion that shaving hair from around anus comes under the ruling of shaving one’s pubes. It is called Sunan al-Fitrah mentioned in the Hadith narrated by Ayisha (Radiya Allahu Anhua) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Five are the acts quite akin to the Fitrah: - shaving the pubes, circumcision, clipping the moustache, plucking the hair under the armpits and cutting the nails." [Reported by Bukhari, Muslim and others…]
Therefore, removing hair from around anus is not merely permissible but it is even likeable.
Allah knows best.
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