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Removal of women's facial hair

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Publication : 19-05-1998

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Question

What is the Islamic ruling concerning the removal of women's facial fair - specifically, the upper lip, if the hair is very visible or obvious? Is it permissible to remove it, or is does it come under the category of plucking? What about hair on the legs and arms?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.



There is nothing wrong with a woman removing hair from her upper lip, thighs, legs and arms. This is not included in the category of plucking which is forbidden.

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Source: Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa'imah, 5/194