Friday 6 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1440 - 14 December 2018
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Ruling on Removing Hair

Question

Can a man shave his body hair if when he gets hot or does exercise he sweats? i.e from his chest,his back and his legs.
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Answer

Praise be to Allah;
In Islamic shari’ah, hair is divided into 3 types:

First: Hair that has been ordered to remain, such as man’s beard.

Second: Hair that has been ordered to be removed, such as pubic hair, the hair of the armpits, and the extension of the mustache if it reached the lips.

Third: Hair about which we are told nothing, such as hair of hands, legs, chest, and back; this hair is permissible to be removed and Allah is the most Knowledgeable.

Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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